Another Canadian Wikipedia Controversy

ON, CANADA — On 28 July 2010 the National Post reported that IP addresses registered to the Department of National Defence (DND) / Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) had been used on 20 and 21 July to try to remove text critical of the Canadian government’s F-35 purchase from the Wikipedia article on the aircraft. Repeated attempts to remove the text and add insults to the opposition were made by three IP addresses at the DRDC.

Martin Champoux, DRDC Manager of Public Affairs indicated it was not part of a government campaign to eliminate criticism, stating “It sounds to me like someone was freelancing. This is not behaviour we commonly condone.” Champoux indicated organization IT specialists are attempting to track down the people responsible and that employees will be reminded about government regulations regarding personal computer use.

The full article entitled “Canadian Wikipedia Controversy” can be found on Wikipedia here.

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