I think I'll go change that Wikipedia entry now

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Congressional staffers have been caught changing representatives entries in Wikipedia:
The latest episode appeared last week in the form of a report that aides to Rep. Marty Meehan, a Massachusetts Democrat, deleted references to his broken term-limits pledge and massive campaign war chest on Wikipedia.

Then the trusty editors at Wikipedia got together and compiled a list of over 1,000 edits made by Internet addresses allocated to the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. The IP address subsequently was blocked and unblocked.

Obviously, the initial impression one has is that Wikipedia is extremely vulnerable to this kind of attack. On the other hand, it's pretty clear that they managed to contain the damage quite quickly. True, this was only possible because the staffers did such an incompetent job of covering their tracks, but after all that's the kind of attack you mostly expect. There's a story beneath this, though: it's a sign of how important Wikipedia has become that the staffers feel the need to go around altering entries. I just wish they cared enough to complain about stuff I write on EG...

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"There's a story beneath this, though: it's a sign of how important Wikipedia has become that the staffers feel the need to go around altering entries."

Or about how well-networked hill staffers are & how paranoid they are about whats being said about their bosses. I bet most of the edits were undertaken without the knowlege of the chiefs of staff.

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