Friday, July 25, 2014

Wikipedia temporarily bans Congress IPs over ‘persistent’ editing

 5 hours ago 0 328 ViewsCapitol computers have been barred from modifying Wikipedia for 10 days, due to “persistent disruptive editing.” The legislative body was told by Wikipedia administrators that it is welcome to make “useful contributions” once the ban expires.


“You have been blocked from editing for a period of 10 days for persistent disruptive editing, as you did at Mediaite. Once the block has expired, you are welcome to make useful contributions,” a Wikipedia message said. 
“If you think there are good reasons why you should be unblocked, you may appeal this block,”administrator Tom Morris told Congress on Thursday.
The ban follows an existing one-day ban that was imposed earlier this month in reactoin to the Mediaite incident referenced by Morris. IPs originating from Congress computers were found to have edited Mediaite’s description to a “sexist transphobic news and opinion blog” that “automatically assumes that someone is male without any evidence.”

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