A Wikipedia scanner invented by an American student has made it easy to see who is editing entries in the popular online encyclopaedia.
The student has organised this into a searchable database that has
highlighted some interesting cases of organisations editing information
pertaining to themselves.
Griffith cited several examples, including the CIA recently editing a page on the invasion of Iraq to highlight the speculative nature of civilian casualty figures, as well as an edit to Oprah Winfrey's page.
Meanwhile, a user at the Democratic party headquarters was responsible for editing right-wing radio DJ Rush Limbaugh's entry to describe him as a "racist" and a "bigot", while describing his audience as "legally retarded".
In the UK, someone at Conservative central office has been heavily editing Oliver Letwin's details, removing mentions of his suggestion that public spending could be cut by £20bn.
The Wikipedia scanner allows users to search by company or organisation, revealing, for example, what edits Apple has made to Microsoft's entry.
US space agency believes the crater could have preserved ancient organic molecules from the water that flowed there billions of years ago
Valve quietly closes down hardware initiatives launched following Windows 8
Scientists create a virtual reality simulation of a black hole sitting at the centre of the Milky Way
Simulations like this can help people understand complicated systems in the universe in a better way
The most luminous galaxy ever discovered is cannibalising at least three of its smaller neighbours, study finds
The galaxy radiates at 350 trillion times the luminosity of the Sun