Ever wonder who's behind some of the outrageous edits to Wikipedia? Has an underhanded auto manufacturer been editing the Wikipedia entry for global warming?
Check out Wikipedia Scanner, an amazing piece of programming that is rightfully getting the attention it deserves. The program can trace Wikipedia edits back to known IP addresses of corporations and organizations.
For instance, it has already uncovered that someone at an IP address for ExxonMobil made sweeping edits to the Wikipedia entry on the Valdez oil spill.
No edits to climate change, global warming or any related Wikipedia entry has been touched by ExxonMobil though.
Check it out for yourself and let me know if you find anything juicy. Does anyone have the IP address for the Competitive Enterprise Institute? Oh wait, I do!
Nice job Virgil!