CIA and the Vatican modifes Wikipedia

I just read a news article in a Swedish newspaper about CIA and the Vatican modifying information in Wikipedia. It was discovered when the folks at Wikipedia analyzed who has modified what, and discovered some interesting things.

Someone from the Vatican have modified the entry on Gerry Adams (the leader of Sinn Fein) and removed a link relating to his connection to a double homicide in 1971.

The person from CIA had only made minor adjustments, like adding the comment "Wahhhhhhh!" to the page about Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (the president of Iran).

So why am I amused by this? Because I'm an audit freak, and this is an excellent example of why you want auditing. You catch people with their hand in the cookie jar :)

Update: I've found a BBC news article about this too, so it will be easier for you read about this.

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Is an english translation available?

Posted by Giacomo Graziosi on August 16, 2007 at 10:36 AM PDT #

Just one small correction: This was actually the work of one student by himself, and had nothing to do with the Wikipedia people.

Hälsning från tyskland -- Volker

Posted by Volker A. Brandt on August 16, 2007 at 07:01 PM PDT #

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