Someone within the US Senate edited Edward Snowden’s Wikipedia page to change his description from ‘dissident’ to ‘traitor’

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A member of the US Senate was caught this week trying to make a rather conspicuous edit to Edward Snowden’s Wikipedia page .

In a move sure to grind the gears of conspiracy theorists everywhere, a member of the US Senate recently edited Snowden’s Wikipedia page from describing him as a ‘dissident’ to a traitor, according to the entry’s changelog. The user’s IP address was quickly traced back to the US Senate.  

It is not clear if the person is an active Senator, a staffer or an intern, but the change certainly came from the Senate.


Tell us how you really feel: An editor with an IP address traced back to the US Senate attempted to change Edward Snowden’s wikipedia entry to call him a ‘traitor’

First noticed by Wikipedia watchdog Wikipediocracy, the change is not the first made by that user, but is the first malicious act, according to the IP address’ Wikipedia activity log.

The attempted edit, made August 2, was rejected by a moderator on the grounds it ‘seemed less than neutral,’ according to the posted rejection, which also listed the IP address and showed it was registered to the US Senate.

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In a somewhat transparent move, the edit came one day after Snowden was granted a one year asylum in Russia. While opinions may be divided on what Snowden really is, Wikipedia generally snuffs partisan edits out pretty quickly.

Other entries made by the Capitol Hill regular include deleting a word from the first paragraph of an entry for ‘The Five People You Meet in Heaven,’ clarifying that the FSIS is part of the USDA, not the FDA in an entry for ‘Pork,’ and correctly noting in the entry for the ‘Ruger Super Redhawk’ that the firearm is still ‘in production’ with ‘4” availability,’ among others.

The editor likely wasn’t aware Wikipedia tracks IP addresses and didn’t know the change would be tracked back to the Hill – or maybe they did and it’s all just part of a bigger conspiracy.

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7 thoughts on “Someone within the US Senate edited Edward Snowden’s Wikipedia page to change his description from ‘dissident’ to ‘traitor’

  1. ARE you guys trying to say theres a lier and traitor in our senate ,IN THE US GOVERNMENT,you know the ones who pasted the NDAA,and free trade and a bunch of other commie shit………………WHO WOULD HAVE EVER GUESSED,they would do that,shame on them…………….

  2. BUT remember what the LORD said,all these commies are going underground when the shtf,and I for one love it,cause the LORD said he’s going to fill ALL,their underground tunnels and cities with LAVA and BOILING HOT WATER,and NOT A ONE WILL ESCAPE……..OH those poor government officals all roasted alive…… sad…….and they thought they would be safe from all the people looking for them,and all they got was roasted alive……….tisk,tisk,tisk……………….

  3. I can bet that if it was anyone besides someone in the senate or other parts of the govt. that they would know exactly who did this, but because it was some damned senator or someone they like to think is so damned special they do not seem to know who did this.

  4. Most likely done by the most Traitorious POS in the Senate. Zioturd Feinstein or Lindy “lord of war” Graham comes to mind; 2 different turds from the same chute.

  5. the traitors, are the pigs at the trough in Sodom on the Potomac. the Congress has been busy shredding the constitution and building the most tyrannical Police State the world has ever known.

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