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    => http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/6947532.stm !

    the CIA will have to use proxies now


    The site also indicates that a computer owned by the US Democratic Party was used to make changes to the site of right-wing talk show host Rush Limbaugh. The changes brand Mr Limbaugh as "idiotic," a "racist", and a "bigot". An entry about his audience now reads: "Most of them are legally retarded."


    The IP address is registered in the name of the Democratic National Headquarters.


    Wikipedia Scanner also points the finger at commercial organisations that have modified entries about the pages. One in particular is Diebold, the company that supplied electronic voting machines for the controversial US election in 2000.
    In October 2005, a person using a Diebold computer removed paragraphs about Walden O'Dell, chief executive of the company, which revealed that he had been "a top fund-raiser" for George Bush.
    A month later, other paragraphs and links to stories about the alleged rigging of the 2000 election were also removed.


    and so on...

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    I knew something like this would happen sooner of later..

    But for them to leave a mark of the size of Texas on wikipedia.. (CIA IP address)

    I guess it is just one dumbass insider that is messing around.

    But thats why I never thrust Wiki, for reference only..
    "Chile is a thin and tall country"

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    lol internet censorship.

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    I've always found Encyclopaedia Dramatica far more reliable.


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    outrageous..simply outrageous..

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    Holy Crap! Wikipedia is being trolled by the CIA! Though, I must admit, the Rush Limbaugh desecrations were pretty funny. One idiot making fun of another idiot there.

    Wiki is still good for me for the most part though. I usually use it for historical references, tech, or anime/manga/game info.

    Edit: Dante, that site is genius. Thanks for mentioning it.
    Last edited by Urameshi-sama; 08-15-2007 at 02:41 PM.

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    Government has it's hand in Wikipedia. I knew it. Good thing I use Wikiality, cause Colbert is truth.

 

 

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