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Wikipedia 'shows CIA page edits'

Discussion in 'General Webmaster Helpdesk' started by gkd_uk, Aug 15, 2007.

  1. gkd_uk

    gkd_uk Moderator Moderator Webmaster

    An online tool that claims to reveal the identity of organisations that edit Wikipedia pages has revealed that the CIA was involved in editing entries.
    Wikipedia Scanner allegedly shows that workers on the agency's computers made edits to the page of Iran's president.

    It also purportedly shows that the Vatican has edited entries about Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams.

    The tool, developed by US researchers, trawls a list of 5.3m edits and matches them to the net address of the editor.

    Wikipedia is a free online encyclopaedia that can be created and edited by anyone.

    Most of the edits detected by the scanner correct spelling mistakes or factual inaccuracies in profiles. However, others have been used to remove potentially damaging material or to deface sites.

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  2. temi

    temi Facilitator Webmaster

    Trust those dirty CIA

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