I'm pretty sure we will hear more over the coming days. There's bound to be
all sorts of journalists having a play around with the various history tabs
and user IDs, especially after David Gerard spoke about them so eloquently
on FiveLive on Friday!
I dropped a note to Dave Lee and he's going to make the amend noted above.
He also mentioned the piece was featured on the Today programme, too. Will
see if I can find it.
On 30 April 2014 09:17, Brian McNeil <brian.mcneil(a)wikinewsie.org> wrote:
On 30 Apr 2014, at 01:04, Harry Burt wrote:
Some more today on the BBC (and probably others):
Its currently on the BBC homepage with the description "The
>> charity that represents Wikipedia in the UK has condemned edits
>> made from government computers after more insults and vandalism
This is what they've got from two IP addresses? Or, can we take it that:
"Government machines were also used to vandalise, or "troll", on several
pages, including: [...]" means the press are chasing other GSI addresses?
Looks like a good write up (factually accurate) with some choice
>> quotes from Stevie.
On 30.04.2014 03:23, Jon Davies wrote:
Yes, and yes.
There was a time when this would be used to knock Wikipedia.
Fingers crossed this will calm down now but you
The UK's tech press, including the BBC, are now capable of having as much
fun as we did with the US government. I wonder how good they are at
finding out more IPs, and linking them up to government departments, or
"Facts don't cease to be facts, but news ceases to be news."
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