The Department of National Defence has confirmed that its computers were used to alter the Wikipedia entry regarding the F-35 fighter and the Conservative government’s decision to purchase 65 of them. Reportedly, the edits included “the removal of information critical of the government’s plan to buy the jets and the addition of insulting comments aimed at Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff.”
One edited entry stated that Ignatieff supported buying the F-35s, while another claimed that the Liberal Leader has six toes on each foot.
Read more: “DND computers used to change Wikipedia site“, CBCNews, 29 July 2010
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