I came across this article via maltaStar about a program created by Virgil Griffith that tracks who is editing Wikipedia entries. Many people (including myself) take information found on Wikipedia as a legitimate, trustworthy source. And I believe it is – for the most part. But none this less, this Wikipedia Scanner has apparently shed some interesting light on entries made by a number of major corporations, the Vatican and even parts of the U.S. government. A few examples:
- In the 9/11 Wikipedia article, the NRA added that “Iraq was involved in 9/11”.
- Fox News removes all controversial topics against the network from the Fox News page.
- Sony removes harmful paragraphs against Blu-ray systems.
Check out the article and more editing examples here