IP logs of Wikipedia revealed numerous modifications and edits on some specific entries of the “anonymous encyclopedia”, that were directed from the computers belong to the CIA, Vatican and The Democratic Party. While most of the edits on Wikipedia articles correct spelling mistakes or factual inaccuracies on profiles, those mentioned ones have been used to “remove potentially damaging material” or to deface sites, according to the BBC’s news report. It also says that a new tool was built by Virgil Griffith of California Institute of Technology, to monitor the changes on Wikipedia entries and pages:

It exploits the open nature of Wikipedia, which already collects the net address or username of editors and tracks all changes to a page. The information can be accessed in the “history” tab at the top of a Wikipedia page.

By merging this information with a database of IP address owners, Wikipedia Scanner is able to put a name to the organisation and firms from which edits are made.

The scanner cannot identify the individuals editing articles, admits Mr Griffith.

clipped from news.bbc.co.uk

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

The tool detected changes to a page about Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

An online tool that claims to reveal the identity of organisations that edit Wikipedia pages has revealed that the CIA was involved in editing entries.

Wikipedia Scanner allegedly shows that workers on the agency’s computers made edits to the page of Iran’s president.
It also purportedly shows that the Vatican has edited entries about Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams.
On the profile of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the tool indicates that a worker on the CIA network reportedly added the exclamation “Wahhhhhh!” before a section on the leader’s plans for his presidency.
The site also indicates that Vatican computers were used to remove content from a page about the leader of the Irish republican party Sinn Fein, Gerry Adams.
The edit removed links to newspaper stories written in 2006 that alleged that Mr Adams’ fingerprints and handprints were found on a car used during a double murder in 1971.

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