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Guess what the NYPD is editing on Wikipedia

Guess what the NYPD is editing on Wikipedia
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Wikipedia is a great online resource for just about any topic you can think of. But, you have to remember that anyone can edit articles on the site, which means that people and organizations could potentially add their own slant to stories that involve them. Recently, it was discovered that the NYPD has been doing just that for quite a while now.

For the past several years, a multitude of changes have been made on articles concerning NYPD misconduct and controversial police brutality cases such as those involving Eric Garner, Sean Bell and Amadou Diallo. The IP addresses associated with the changes lead back to the NYPD's network.

NYPD IP addresses have also been used to edit entries on stop-and-frisk, NYPD scandals, and prominent figures in the city’s political and police leadership.

IP addresses associated with the NYPD have also been used to make a lot edits that have nothing to do with policing. They cover topics as varied as the Catholic Church and the British band Chumbawamba.

Next page: See the what the NYPD was changing.
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