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post Fri 9th March 2012, 12:13am
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Ask any MP why they entered politics and they're likely tell you they wanted to bring about change. And so they have. But not necessarily in the way the public might think. An analysis by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism for The Independent has ...

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post Fri 9th March 2012, 12:08am
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Who are the Commons moles changing Wikipedia entries?

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Winston Churchill famously said that “history will be kind to me for I intend to write it”. It is a sentiment that his successors in Parliament appear to have taken to heart and are putting to good use — online. An anaylsis by the Bureau of …
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post Fri 9th March 2012, 8:16am
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MP's Wikipedia Pages “Changed From Inside Parliament”

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MPs and staff working in the House of Commons have made nearly 10000 changes to Wikipedia pages, it has emerged. Nearly one in every six MPs has had their entry in the online encyclopedia changed from inside Parliament, many of which altered …
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post Fri 9th March 2012, 9:31am
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I posted about that 2 years ago!
wikipediareview.com/?showtopic=29532

edit: Oh, they caught it a few months later that time I think, I forgot. smile.gif

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post Fri 9th March 2012, 9:50am
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QUOTE(Selina @ Fri 9th March 2012, 9:31am) *

I posted about that 2 years ago!
wikipediareview.com/?showtopic=29532

edit: Oh, they caught it a few months later that time I think, I forgot. smile.gif

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Jon Davies, chief executive of Wikimedia UK, who owns Wikipedia, said the site would welcome any MPs who chose to become editors.

Glad the Telegraph has finally worked out who owns Wikipedia.
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post Fri 9th March 2012, 11:13am
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MPs and staff working in the House of Commons have made nearly 10000 changes to Wikipedia pages, it has emerged. By Hannah Furness Nearly one in every six MPs has had their entry in the online encyclopedia changed from inside Parliament, many of which ...

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<img alt="" height="1" width="1" />MPs' [b]Wikipedia meddling uncovered[/b]
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Two Liberal Democrat MPs have been accused of insulting a businessman, who is HIV positive, after he protested at their party's stance over the controversial Health and Social Care bill. Prominent MPs, business executives and key thinkers will gather ...



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post Fri 9th March 2012, 12:40pm
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By Eddie Wrenn Many politicians and military leaders have taken the old adage to heart: 'History is written by the victors'. However now it seems anyone with a web connection can flatter themselves and disparage the enemy - and this is a lesson that ...

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post Fri 9th March 2012, 1:32pm
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What a misleading headline! Wouldn't anyone who knows the first thing about Wikipedia assume that "Commons" means "Wikimedia Commons"? laugh.gif
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post Fri 9th March 2012, 1:39pm
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QUOTE(Detective @ Fri 9th March 2012, 8:32am) *

What a misleading headline! Wouldn't anyone who knows the first thing about Wikipedia assume that "Commons" means "Wikimedia Commons"? laugh.gif


I thought the same damn thing, Detective.
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post Fri 9th March 2012, 1:43pm
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I find it amusing that one of the high crimes of editing from Parliament was to correctly fix that "Red Ken’s last name is indeed ‘Livingstone’ and not ‘Twatface’".
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Wikipedia Entries Of One In Six MPs Edited From Parliament

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MPs and their staff have made over 10000 edits to Wikipedia pages, some of which were designed to cover up embarrassing details of expenses abuse. One MP, Joan Ryan, had amended her entry 10 times and was successful in removing any mention of …
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post Sat 10th March 2012, 6:37pm
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QUOTE(thekohser @ Fri 9th March 2012, 1:43pm) *

I find it amusing that one of the high crimes of editing from Parliament was to correctly fix that "Red Ken’s last name is indeed ‘Livingstone’ and not ‘Twatface’".

It is well known that the people working in the Houses of Parliament are basement-dwelling louts, while the Wikipedians who write their biographies are democratically elected representatives of the people, who got to that position based on hard work, and a thorough and painstaking public evaluation of their judgment, fair-mindedness and good character. irony.gif

It is probably a conservative estimate to say that at least one in six parliamentary biographies will at some time over the past few years have had some sort of vandalism or BLP violation in it that someone in the Houses of Parliament might have noticed, and been tempted to fix.
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