Powerbase

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A wiki-based free encyclopaedia into PR, corporate and political spin.

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Founders: David Miller, William Dinan, Eveline Lubbers, Andy Rowell

Owner: Public Interest Investigations
In its own words:
"Powerbase is a free encyclopedia of people, issues, and groups shaping the public agenda that is being written collaboratively on this website. It catalogues descriptions and details of PR firms, activist groups and government agencies as well as the criticisms that are made of these groups from different perspectives."

Main focus: Party politics, Big Pharma, “Counter-terrorism”, Alcohol, GM, Israel lobby, Lobbying, Mining, Northern Ireland, Propaganda, Revolving door, Schools, Spooks, “Terrorism”

Powerbase is a wiki-based free encyclopaedia into PR, corporate and political spin.

Rebranding

Spinprofiles was shut down on 21 June, 2010 by Webhosting firm 1&1, [1] because of a profile on think-tank researcher Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens, son of journalist Christopher Hitchens. Further details were requested but not supplied. The content was moved to a new domain name, Powerbase, which was registered through a different webhost.

2018 Surge in popularity

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Alexa's data indicates that Powerbase rose in popularity in March 2018 from a global rank of about 1,000,000 to 600,000. By mid April, it was ranked 439,281 in the world, and 21,192 in the UK.

Wikispooks Acknowledgement

SpinProfiles, now Powerbase was a major source of content and inspiration when setting up the Wikispooks site.


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