Wikipedia Scanner‘s first outing of embarrassing attempts to alter Wikipedia entries.
It’s been uncovered that Fox News has been making changes to the Wikipedia entries of their competitors and critics.Edits made to author Al Franken’s Wikipedia entry was tracked back to a Fox News IP address. One of the changes to Franken’s Wikipedia entry about the lawsuit against him, brought on by Fox, clearly reflects Fox News’ desire to avoid any bad press or misgivings about itself as a brand.
However the BBC reveals that someone at Langley actually has a sense of humor:
On the profile of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the tool indicates that a worker on the CIA network reportedly added the exclamation “Wahhhhhh!” before a section on the leader’s plans for his presidency.
Oh, we’re going to be getting more good stuff out of this one.