The Twitter account @congressedits has become wildly popular for pulling the curtain back and showing what Wikipedia edits are being made from IP addresses connected to Congress. Today Wikipedia actually banned an IP address connected to the U.S. House for engaging in “disruptive” edits.
Oh, and Mediaite’s involved. Sort of.
See, what happened was Mediaite featured a post yesterday on how someone was using a Congress-linked IP address to edit posts about the Freemasons, a “Lizard People” theorist, Alex Jones, and an RT reporter.
Following the publication of that post, someone from a congressional IP address made a subtle little edit to Mediaite’s Wikipedia page. See if you can spot the difference.
Well, today Wikipedia instituted a 10-day ban of the IP address that made that little edit. And, in fact, it specifically cites the Mediaite page edit as a reason for the decision.
[h/t The Hill]
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