Wikipedia Bans Congress for a Week After ‘Disruptive’ Edits

By: Friday July 25, 2014 9:59 am

Wikipedia, the online open source encyclopedia that allows users to edit, has banned an IP Address connected to members and staffers from the US House of Representatives for 10 days following a series of edits that followed the creation of @congressedits which posts edits made to Wikipedia coming from an IP address associated with Congress.


Edward Snowden’s Wiki Entry Changed From ‘Dissident’ to ‘Traitor’ from US Senate IP Address

By: Tuesday August 6, 2013 12:05 pm

Last Friday, an anonymous editor working from an IP address assigned to the US Senate changed Edward Snowden’s Wikipedia entry from “dissident” to “traitor.”

SOPA Activism Moves Republicans More Than Democrats

By: Thursday January 19, 2012 8:55 am

Yesterday’s SOPA strike was enormously successful, not only raising attention to the issue but moving a tremendous amount of politicians for a one-day event. Over 4.5 million people signed Google’s petition against SOPA. The Wikipedia action gave high-profile attention to the issue as well, and even if Facebook and Twitter’s responses were muted, overall the online community made themselves heard.

But those of us charting the protest yesterday were struck by how most of the lawmakers turning against the bill were Republicans. If you look at the latest whip count on PIPA, for example, you see that more Republicans oppose it at this point than Democrats.

Wikipedia Shutting Down Wednesday to Protest Anti-Piracy Bills in Congress

By: Monday January 16, 2012 4:16 pm

Despite the fact that SOPA looks dead in the House, PIPA, the Senate’s version of anti-piracy legislation, hasn’t gone anywhere. It’s true that six Republicans wrote to Harry Reid asking for a postponement of the bill. Now Wikipedia will join others in shutting down on Wednesday to protest the bills.

Late, Late Night FDL: It’s A Wonderful Life

By: Monday December 20, 2010 10:00 pm

Sparklehorse – It’s a Wonderful Life and The Fugs – Kill For Peace

Late, Late Night FDL: In Memoriam

By: Sunday December 19, 2010 10:00 pm

A tribute to the Musicians we’ve lost this year…

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