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Congress vandalizes Wikipedia

NPR says that Wikipedia, which has always been open to changes from anyone, today barred computers in the US Capitol buildings from making changes to Wikipedia. Wikipedia found that a congressman who, 8 years ago, promised not to serve more than 8 years, erased that information from the Wikipedia entry on him. So they checked their database, and found over 1000 edits made from computers on Capitol Hill, largely to censor out facts about congressman (many removed references linking them to Jack Abramoff), write glowing praise of themselves, or slander their opponents.

See NPR on Wikipedia.
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