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US Government caught manipulating Wikipedia

surfi (1196953) writes | more than 6 years ago

Censorship 1

surfi (1196953) writes "As The Inquirer points out, someone with a House of Representatives IP address has been feeding propaganda into the 'invasion of Iraq' article on Wikipedia. Well, it seems they're not the only ones messing.."

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Because.... (1)

heartless_ (923947) | more than 6 years ago | (#21670701)

Because IP addresses, dug up from two years ago, are soooo reliable? I support Wikipedia, have argued for it in my college courses, but I have to take offense with this jab at the edits. If "perceived experts" can make changes to their field of "expertise", then someone from the HoR should be able to make edits to an article they probably have a bit more information on than a bunch of people who read only biased news on the Internet. Wikipedia, wanting to be taken as credible, will have to deal with these edits, or deny the ability for anyone involved in "the field of X" from editing entries on the "subject of X".
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