Palin’s Wikipedia Entry Overhauled Overnight

Sarah Palin’s Bio Gets Padded
By Yuki Noguchi / August 29, 2008

If you happened to check Sarah Palin’s Wikipedia entry Thursday, you might have had a good tip about today’s announcement. Someone — and apparently it was just one person — felt like the existing biography wasn’t appropriate for a vice-presidential candidate.

To listen to NPR’s report, go here / National Public Radio

NPR just had a story about a flurry of mostly-positive edits that occurred to Sarah Palin’s wikipedia page, 45 minutes before her VP candidacy was leaked–including edits that removed/downplayed references to the brother-in-law scandal. The author of those edits? An anonymous user with the handle “YoungTrig.” Trig–I’m sure just coincidentally–is the name of Palin’s infant son.

The NPR story noted that editing your own page on wikipedia is considered a “no-no,” according to their terms of use.

S.L / Talking Points Memo / August 29, 2008

Thanks to Jesse James Retherford / The Rag Blog

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