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Suspicious Wikipedia Edits Get Noticed


With 7.9 million articles in 253 languages and a tag-line that reads "the free encyclopedia that anyone can change," it is pretty much guaranteed that all Wikipedia edits and content changes cannot be monitored.

According to The New York Times, there were unexplained edits to a Wikipedia entry including the SeaWorld theme parks to change the word “orcas” to “killer whales," which was considered more accurate. These changes were found to originate from the computer of Anheuser-Busch, SeaWorld’s owner. Dozens of other similar edits have been found through WikiScanner, a website that is used to trace the digital fingerprints left behind from Wikipedia edits and find out where they originated.

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