The number of anti-science decisions the federal government has made in recent years is staggering: axing the...
WikScanner strikes again!
Here are some interesting edits to wikipedia entries made by someone using an IP address belonging to the oil and gas sector supported American Enterprise Institute:
Under the entry for “Great Global Warming Swindle” the statement: ” On [[March 13]], [], [[George Monbiot]] argued the documentary was based upon already debunked science.” was revised to state:
Residents of the Massachusetts town of Turners Falls celebrated when workers began tearing down a shuttered coal-fired power plant this year. But the demolition is hardly a victory in the battle against manmade climate change. Virtually every piece of the 2,600-ton plant is being shipped to Guatemala to be rebuilt.
It could continue to pollute, for another 50 years.
For example, an astute Wiki Scanner found that someone using a computer with an ExxonMobil IP address revised the entry for the Valdez oil spill. Whoever was using the ExxonMobil IP address edited the Valdez entry in a way that downplayed the environmental devastation it caused.
So here's some interesting things we've been able to find so far using Wiki Scanner: