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Wed Jul 22, 2015, 12:39 PM

All The Content On Donald Trump's Wikipedia Page Was Just Deleted



Republican candidate and widespread vitriol spitter Donald Trump had his Google results briefly altered on Wednesday when someone deleted his Wikipedia page, The Verge reported just after noon EDT.

All that was left was the message: "Let's be fair, nobody cares about him."

TPM


Trump is sucking the air of the world yet I can't get enough.

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Capt. Obvious Jul 2015 OP
Renew Deal Jul 2015 #1
lpbk2713 Jul 2015 #2
Capt. Obvious Jul 2015 #3
merrily Jul 2015 #4
MineralMan Jul 2015 #5
Lee-Lee Jul 2015 #6
MineralMan Jul 2015 #7

Response to Capt. Obvious (Original post)

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 12:42 PM

1. Why is this news?

Cyber vandalism is a regular occurence on Wikipedia.

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Response to Capt. Obvious (Original post)

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 12:44 PM

2. Could have even been Trump's handlers.





Facts and uncomfortable truths have a way of making some people intolerably edgy some times.


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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 12:47 PM

3. Trump responds

Lightweight lpbk2713 has the mind of a very dumb and backward child. So many things are wrong! Who cares!

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Response to Capt. Obvious (Original post)

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 12:49 PM

4. Usually, candidates (or staffers) re-vamp their pages before they announce and then keep

checking them to delete stuff that might creep in.

After McCain announced Palin, I checked her page. I only wish I had kept a copy because it was not the same when I went back.

As I kept posting about her (on another board) and kept go back to the wiki for exact wording, I kept noting more changes. I would say it changed at least 5 times during the first two weeks. So, that was another "unsmooth" operator. But, they all do it, just before they go public.

On edit: I now notice this was vandalism.

*emily litella voice* never mind


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Response to Capt. Obvious (Original post)

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 12:52 PM

5. It's already been reverted back to the previous content.

Anyone can edit a Wikipedia page. That's what happened. When it does, it will be reverted back almost immediately. I suspect that page will be locked down for edits now.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 01:29 PM

6. Yeah I think Wikipedia even automatically alerts high level editors

 

Whenever a page gets blanked so they can check for vandalism.

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Response to Lee-Lee (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 01:32 PM

7. They actually have an automated bot that watches

for vandalism. It's pretty good, too. It can revert a page on its own, and that's probably what happened here. And when it does, senior editors are notified, for sure. Candidates' pages get watched like a hawk for vandalism at Wikipedia. No vandalism will last long.

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