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Wikipedia Blocks 'Disruptive' Edits From US Congress 165

Posted by Soulskill
from the history-no-longer-written-by-the-victors dept.
alphatel writes: Wikipedia has blocked anonymous edits from a congressional IP address for 10 days because of "disruptive" behavior. These otherwise anonymous edits were brought to light recently by @Congressedits, a bot that automatically tweets Wikipedia changes that come from Congressional IP addresses. The biography of former U.S. defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld was edited to say that he was an "alien lizard who eats Mexican babies." Mediaite's Wikipedia page was modified to label the site as a "sexist transphobic" publication.
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Wikipedia Blocks 'Disruptive' Edits From US Congress

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  • If anybody cares (Score:5, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday July 25, 2014 @10:49AM (#47531797)
  • Re:I take offense! (Score:5, Informative)

    by operagost (62405) on Friday July 25, 2014 @12:01PM (#47532489) Homepage Journal
    Our second problem is that we have voters who never learned in school that there were plenty of African Americans in the military, but they were segregated thanks to progressive President Wilson. They also like to pretend that the Nazi party was ever a legitimate party in the USA, when it's the ever-enlightended Europeans and progressive darlings like George Bernard Shaw who liked both the Nazi party and Stalin.
  • Re:I take offense! (Score:4, Informative)

    by blackraven14250 (902843) on Friday July 25, 2014 @12:22PM (#47532701)

    Our second problem is that we have voters who never learned in school that there were plenty of African Americans in the military, but they were segregated thanks to progressive President Wilson.

    Our third problem is that plenty of people think it's cool to blame it all on a particular president of a political leaning they do not agree with, even though the US has had African Americans in the military in their own segregated units at least as early as the Revolutionary War [wikipedia.org].

  • Re:Sad (Score:0, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday July 25, 2014 @01:41PM (#47533507)

    There used to be a time where you could politically disagree with some but still be great friends, or at the very least amicable colleagues. Nowadays, the other political side is just filled with inhuman enemies that need to be degraded and driven into oblivion.

    Indeed. I recall when Hubert Humphrey retuned to the Senate floor after months of cancer treatment. He was terminal, in the last weeks of his life, but he found the energy to return one last time. Barry Goldwater, a man he had run against during a presidential election, a man who was always on the opposite side of any debate, crossed the aisle and embraced Humphrey in a bear hug that lasted a least two minutes, Senate decorum be damned. On national television. These two men, decade after decade, made the case for their beliefs, debated vigorously, but never lost each other's respect. Where has that gone?

    Barack Obama announced to the world that "He won" and Republicans be damned. It was his way or the highway. He's willing to do whatever unconstitutional thing he wants to get his way and everyone else be damned. And you let him. That's where it went.

    God forbid liberals ever take responsibility for their own actions.

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