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posted on Jul, 19 2014 @ 11:30 AM
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Not too subtle revision by the Russians. They have to be aware that people watch for this... right?

NY Daily News - Russian government caught changing Wikipedia entry on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17: report


A Twitter bot that keeps watch on Wikipedia pages edited by Moscow spotted major changes to an entry about the crash.
A Russian language page originally said that the plane was "shot down by terrorists of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic.”

This was subsequently changed to was "shot down by Ukrainian soldiers."
The edit was discovered by an automated Twitter account @RUGoveEdits, which keeps an eye on changes to Wikipedia made by the Russian government, reports The Telegraph.


Apparently, politicians the world over are just about as incompetent as we'd all imagined.

Side Note: There's also a Wikipedia entry for U.S. Congressional Staff Edits.

Similar to @RuGovEdits (NY Daily News source has a typo), there is @CongressEdits Twitter bot that tweets changes made from IP addresses associated with Congress.
edit on 2014-7-19 by theantediluvian because: (no reason given)
edit on 2014-7-19 by theantediluvian because: (no reason given)




posted on Jul, 19 2014 @ 11:33 AM
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Do the Bots also change the info back to the original?
Who does that?



posted on Jul, 19 2014 @ 11:35 AM
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History is written by the victors.

- Credited to Winston Churchill, but origin unknown.



posted on Jul, 19 2014 @ 11:46 AM
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a reply to: theantediluvian

Wikipedia? Are they that bored?



posted on Jul, 19 2014 @ 11:46 AM
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originally posted by: stirling
Do the Bots also change the info back to the original?
Who does that?


I don't believe so though it would of course be possible and some bots are approved for updates. More information about Wikipedia bots here.



posted on Jul, 19 2014 @ 11:48 AM
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originally posted by: jrflipjr
History is written by the victors.

- Credited to Winston Churchill, but origin unknown.


Yeah but wiki can be written by Mickey mouse and some people will still swear by its content.



posted on Jul, 19 2014 @ 12:10 PM
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a reply to: theantediluvian


A Russian language page originally said that the plane was "shot down by terrorists of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic.”


Gee can't imagine who wrote that part *rolls eyes*.

Anyway how on earth does Wikipedia know who shot the plane down? As far as I know it's still undetermined.



posted on Jul, 19 2014 @ 12:15 PM
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a reply to: AutumnWitch657

Exactly!

Of course, everyone knows Mickey Mouse is dead.



posted on Jul, 19 2014 @ 12:42 PM
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originally posted by: jrflipjr
History is written by the victors.

- Credited to Winston Churchill, but origin unknown.


Or the last ones able to edit the Wikipedia entry.



posted on Jul, 19 2014 @ 12:50 PM
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Exactly and if the original had been written by the Russians they were not doing their job very well .Wiki is so so at best . a reply to: Bassago ETA kind of reminds me of the story about the guy caught with the ID that said spy . lol

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posted on Jul, 19 2014 @ 12:55 PM
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a reply to: theantediluvian

Strictly speaking, the russian editorial is correct.

"terrorists of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic"

Is a political propaganda, and incorrect. Doesn't matter what they call themselves, they are "ukrainian soldiers", no matter which side of the civil war they belong. Labeling them "terrorists", is a political adjective that is siding with "who" is "who". In this case, the people of Donetsk do not have the right to self-determination. For some reason, because they are russian they are to be denied to have their own state.

That's the very definition of "political propaganda", and should not be allowed on Wikipedia. Therefore the Russian edit, is "more" correct, although another term should be created.

Secondly, facts like "Kiev has these missiles" and "rebels don't", doesn't seem to score much. All in all, if the US yiells very loud nobody hears anything else ... that's bullying, and not arguments. Just because the US sides with Kiev, and decided everybody else doesn't have the right of self-determination, does not mean they are automatically right. They weren't right about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, they weren't right about Iraq at all ... and neither were they right about Afghanistan. And everywhere they are they cause more damage, than they fix. Like ISIS ... ISIS was born, because of the US meddling in the middle east. Same applied to Khomeini.

The US, isn't even asking the question "Who let the plane deviate from it's course". Nor are they asking "why is a commercial aircraft allowed to fly over a no fly zone, especially one in a warzone".

The US is simply stating whatever it feels, for the purpose of getting it's political values.

BUT ANYTHING THE US AND IT'S ALLIES HAVE DONE FOR PATH 50 YEARS, HAVE BEEN IN VAIN AND HAVE BROUGHT NOTHING BUT DEATH AND DESTRUCTION AROUND THE WORLD.



posted on Jul, 19 2014 @ 03:17 PM
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This is not new to them, they have always beautified the "records" to their liking.
Like this one

1940
June 14 – In the Kaleva shootdown, an Aero Junkers Ju 52 en route from Tallinn, Estonia to Helsinki, Finland is shot down by two Soviet bombers over the Gulf of Finland during peacetime; all nine aboard die.

Was just "forgotten" from russian Wikipedia.. Kaleva was a ordinary passenger plane.
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posted on Jul, 20 2014 @ 10:54 AM
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originally posted by: stirling
Do the Bots also change the info back to the original?
Who does that?

The people *cough*Ukrainian and US government*cough* who want to keep their lies out there so that the sheep will lap it up. It's a psy-op. It's how history is shaped.



posted on Jul, 20 2014 @ 04:40 PM
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Spoofing IP addresses is quite an easy thing to do. And Russian IPs are a favorite for obvious reasons.



posted on Jul, 20 2014 @ 05:28 PM
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a reply to: theantediluvian

Russia was defeated when Reagan won 'Star Wars' in the 80s.
Will Russia ever learn....lol



posted on Jul, 20 2014 @ 05:30 PM
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originally posted by: Moresby
Spoofing IP addresses is quite an easy thing to do. And Russian IPs are a favorite for obvious reasons.


Yeah no such proxies exist in Russia lol.



posted on Jul, 21 2014 @ 01:23 AM
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originally posted by: TerrorAlertRed
a reply to: theantediluvian

Russia was defeated when Reagan won 'Star Wars' in the 80s.
Will Russia ever learn....lol


Russia was defeated when your beloved Reagan armed Bin Laden and his pals in afghanistan seems to me that you Americans haven't learned history since it.



posted on Jul, 21 2014 @ 01:25 AM
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a reply to: theantediluvian

So the new propaganda is that Russian Government have being caught changing Wikipedia entry on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

Yet what the new york daily times forget mention is that anyone can change wikipedia from anywhere. I can change a few things about the 9/11 entry on Wikipedia whenever i feel.



posted on Jul, 21 2014 @ 05:46 AM
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a reply to: Agent_USA_Supporter

Actually, the US started to top Russian with Operation Paperclip in 1945....
Maybe you need to go back further in history and start your knowledge base again.

"One purpose of Operation Paperclip was to deny German scientific expertise and knowledge to the Soviet Union[2] and the United Kingdom,[3] as well as inhibiting post-war Germany from redeveloping its military research capabilities."
en.wikipedia.org...

And Operation Paperclip led to Project MKUltra. And who was in MKUltra...yup, Osama bin Laden! Just a little secret that proud Americans who have researched know. Good luck finding a reliable source confirming he was part of MKUltra because it looks like in the past couple of years the US has 'scrubbed' bin Laden from any MKUltra connection on the internet.
en.wikipedia.org...

99.999% of Americans have no clue about these 'secret' programs', but don't tell me I don't know my history.

Just wondering. Have you ever heard of darpa.mil and where it came from. I'll give you a hint. Operation Paperclip and MKUltra.





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