It appears you have not yet registered with our community. To register please click here...

Go Back [M] > Madshrimps > WebNews
Occupy Melbourne Wiki vandalised from Aussie local council Occupy Melbourne Wiki vandalised from Aussie local council
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Occupy Melbourne Wiki vandalised from Aussie local council
Thread Tools
Old 21st February 2013, 08:52   #1
[M] Reviewer
Stefan Mileschin's Avatar
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Romania
Posts: 107,225
Stefan Mileschin Freshly Registered
Default Occupy Melbourne Wiki vandalised from Aussie local council

A local council has found itself in hot water down under after it dealt with a protest movement by vandalising the outfit's Wikipedia page.

Occupy Melbourne's official Wikipedia page was edited twice by a person using a City of Melbourne computer to remove contentious words. The move seemed to be to help re-elect lord mayor Robert Doyle last year.

Two edits removed the word "peacefully" to describe Occupy protesters and also purged references to the council's alleged involvement in shutting down the protest.

Occupy protesters were removed from the City Square by more than 100 police.

The City of Melbourne confirmed the IP address used to edit the Occupy Melbourne Wikipedia page belonged to it but said that it was not aware of any authorisation.

But it also pointed out that anyone could make changes on Wikipedia and the council allowed limited personal use of council computers.

For his part, Doyle said neither he nor any of his staff made the changes to the Wikipedia page. However, he stood by his decision to clear the protesters from the streets.

He told the local press that if he was going make any alterations he would make it to his own entry which has a particular view of those events as well, which he does not like.

Melbourne City Labor councillor Richard Foster was concerned that the editing removed a reference to the council's alleged involvement in the shutting down of the protest was controversial. But Doyle said the changes did not warrant an investigation at the council.
Stefan Mileschin is offline   Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Assange plans to sue Aussie PM for defamation Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 9th October 2012 06:48
Thecus Announces Innovative Local Display Module Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 2nd August 2012 06:53
Google hires designers from Cuban Council to work on Google+ Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 19th July 2012 07:13
Visualized: Apple and Samsung occupy the 99 percent... of phone profits Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 7th May 2012 07:09
HPC Advisory Council to Create NVIDIA GPU Development Center Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 14th March 2012 07:47
AT&T brings free WiFi to four more NYC parks, will occupy your downtime Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 19th December 2011 06:58
Julian Assange Makes Appearance at Occupy London Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 17th October 2011 07:19
Search in Windows 7 will go beyond local jmke WebNews 0 30th November 2008 16:14
AM3 AquaMark 3 - Local Mirror and First Benches jmke Articles & Howto's 22 15th September 2003 23:41

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 16:20.

Powered by vBulletin® - Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO