[WikiEN-l] Observer WP airbrushing story implicates House of Commons IP

Gwern Branwen gwern0 at gmail.com
Sun Oct 18 16:21:55 UTC 2009

On Sun, Oct 18, 2009 at 11:45 AM, Charles Matthews
<charles.r.matthews at ntlworld.com> wrote:
> geni wrote:
>> 2009/10/18 Charles Matthews <charles.r.matthews at ntlworld.com>:
>>> http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2009/oct/18/conservatives-hid-past-european-ally
>>>  From today's Observer, re [[Michal Kaminski]]. What do we know about
>>> this, and was it spin or BLP cleanup?
>>> Charles
>> Policy wise it was acceptable BLP cleanup (the information was true
>> but uncited). Practically I doubt anyone at the house of commons
>> spends their time fixing BLP issues and just happened to stumble
>> across a random polish politician. The information that he was a
>> National Revival of Poland member is back in the article with
>> citations and explanations.
> And when later sthe tory says "The changes – designed to portray
> [Edward] McMillan-Scott as a europhile – were made from a computer with
> an internet IP address named "Strasburg" ", what do they mean? They mean
> there was an account named "Strasburg", would be the simple
> interpretation. (And this might be another subediting gremlin.) There is
> an implied link between the two editors, but "we couldn't possibly
> comment", I guess.
> Charles

Obviously they mean User:Strasburg, as he has 5 edits to [[Michał Kamiński]].


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