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Somebody in the Senate tried to erase 'torture' from Wikipedia's CIA article

Somebody in the Senate tried to erase 'torture' from Wikipedia's CIA article

The Wikipedia tweetbot has caught someone in the Senate with their hands in the cookie jar. Again. 

You would think that someone would learn after the first couple times of being caught. The Wikipedia tweetbot automatically sends out updates whenever someone with the Senate IP address is making changes to articles, and which articles are being changed.

In this case, an anonymous user under the Senate's IP address changed a Wikipedia article twice, but both times the changes were rejected. Which article was being changed, you ask?

Perhaps not surprisingly, the changes were made to an article about the CIA torture reports that were finally revealed this week.

The attempted changes to the Wikipedia article - both times - were an attempt to remove "a phrase with the word 'torture' from the website's article on the Senate Intelligence Committee's blockbuster CIA torture report." Both times it was explained as "removing bias."

You can see by the images below that both changes were rejected and the original phrase was restored. The original version is on the left, and the attempted change is on the right. Click the images for a larger view.

All images courtesy of Wikipedia.

Wikipedia-Edits-Torture

You can see below when the anonymous IP address from the Senate attempted the change, and again after the first attempt was rejected.

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Source: Mashable
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