Mary Branscombe (marypcb) wrote,
Mary Branscombe
marypcb

Lying liars and the wikipedia pages they edit

It's not what I was supposed to be researching today but I can't pass this one by. WikiScan tracks anonymous edits on Wikipedia by the owner of the IP range. This means they can find Fox News changing the entry on Al Franken like this
Reflecting later on the lawsuit during an interview on the [[National Public Radio]] program ''[[Fresh Air]]'' on [[September 3]], [[2003]], Franken said that Fox's case against him was "literally laughed out of court" and that "wholly (holy) without merit" is a good characterization of Fox News itself.
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Reflecting later on the lawsuit during an interview on the liberal [[National Public Radio]] program ''[[Fresh Air]]'' on [[September 3]], [[2003]], Franken said that Fox's case against him was the best thing to happen to his book sales.
You can find some other great edits at http://wired.reddit.com/wikidgame/. And to be fair some of the Fox edits are purely fixing spacing or minor edits that could be improving the text, and not all the other anonymous edits are vandalism or egregious rewriting of history. But this was the first one I looked at ;-)
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