Wikiscanner Catchs PM's Editing Staff


August 24, 2007 12:55am

THE Prime Minister's staff have been editing Wikipedia to remove details that might be damaging to the Government.

Staff in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet have made 126 edits on subjects ranging from the children overboard affair to the Treasurer Peter Costello, Fairfax reports.

A new website - Wikiscanner - traces the digital fingerprints of those who make changes to entries in the online encyclopedia.

The website points to the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet as the source of the edits.

Wikiscanner also identifies Department of Defence employees as the most prolific Wikipedia contributors in Australia.

Wikipedia is promoted as the “free encyclopedia that anyone can edit”.

The Department of Defence yesterday said it would ban defence staff from accessing the encyclopedia.

Defence computers were found to have made more than 5000 edits to Wikipedia entries, including articles to the “9/11 truth movement”, the Australian Defence Force Academy and the Vietnam War-era Pentagon papers.

Good catch,




Great! Thanks for posting this. I knew this would show up sooner or later. The edits are so extremely obvious biased and they have a gang that goes around and deletes things with a level of removed disdain that's truely bizarre -- unless 99% of the far right lives on wikipedia 24/7, the votes don't make a lot of sense. So it's nice to see some confirmation of reason for such a sick environment on there. I've had to cope with it for too long.

if there was no crime then

if there was no crime then why does even the Australian defense force engage in a cover up!!!

proof that the Australian wing of the 911 truth movement is doing its job!!!!!!!!!

don't worry America we are on it!!!!!

my children are not cannon fodder for the n.w.o.

Uh oh...

Does that mean Australia was in on it to? After all, they just admitted that, "oil was a factor Iin australia's contribution to the unpopular war."


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will never again achieve credibility. Good riddance.

Like Google, like youTube, like Digg, like Myspace....... all spawn of the true 'evil doers'....... or captured by them.

Until the time 'they' shut down the net, saturating and manipulating it apparently has sufficed quite nicely, I suppose, from 'their' point of view.

Nothing can describe how much I despise these buggers. And how traitorous they are.

"There are none so hoplessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free." (Goethe)

So, what were the nefarious 9/11 edits by Dept. of Defence?

I found five edits related to 9/11. I did not comb the over 5000 edits by the Australian Department of Defence in great detail. But, it wasn't hard to spot the five that I found during a quick scan. The edits made were rather innocuous.

So, what were the nefarious 9/11 edits by Dept. of Defence? Quite frankly, I think the Department of Defence reaction to ban staff from accessing Wikipedia in its entirety to be a bit of an overreaction.

Check it out:

Some of the most interesting ones by Defence Dept. staff that I found:

Arguments against the War on Drugs, in whole or in part
Cannibal themes in myth
Natural Tattoing
Prostitution and illegal immigration
Bad Astronaut
Elvis Presley

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