Alternative Media Profiles on Wiki Being Hacked by Uncle?

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This is very interesting: 

U.S. Govt. Editing Wikipedia to Smear Independent Media Personalities?

Entry from IP traced to U.S. House of Representatives describes Alex Jones as ‘Kremlin disinformation agent’

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
July 15, 2014

Edits to the Wikipedia profiles of Alex Jones and Abby Martin which malign the two alternative media personalities as Kremlin propagandists are linked to an IP address associated with the House of Representatives, prompting suggestions that the U.S. government is involved in an online smear campaign.

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Yesterday evening a Wikipedia user attempted to edit radio host Alex Jones’ profile to add the sentence, “Following his appearances on Russia Today, there were allegations that he was a disinformation agent with ties to the Kremlin.”

A simple trace on the IP address that posted the entry reveals that the computer involved “is registered to Information Systems, U.S. House of Representatives.”

separate edit describes RT host Abby Martin as a “Russian propagandist,” despite the fact that Martin made headlines back in March for publicly criticizing Russia’s involvement in Crimea on her own show. The IP address leads back to the same computer.

Although the Alex Jones entry remained pending, the entry describing Abby Martin as a “Russian propagandist” was posted live to Wikipedia before being amended a minute later.

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Wiki News article notes that IP addresses linked to Capitol Hill have been “vandalizing” Wikipedia since 2006 and that, “Members of Congress or their staff were vandalizing Wikipedia by removing critical information in various articles, or adding false or offensive information. These edits were and continue to be done using computers owned or operated by the United States government.”

It’s possible that the IP address is being spoofed to make it look like the edits are being made from someone on Capitol Hill when in fact they’re not, although the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Wiki News seem convinced that the edits are indeed being made from government-owned computers.

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The notion of governments and large institutions gaming websites in order to spread disinformation is a firmly established practice.

Newly released files obtained from whistleblower Edward Snowden confirm that the British government engages in “fake victim blog posts,” online “false flag operations,” as well as using tools that can sway online polls and manipulate public sentiment on the Internet.

According to journalist Glenn Greenwald, the objective of the program is to, “inject all sorts of false material onto the internet in order to destroy the reputation of its targets.”

Last month it emerged that the U.S. federal government was collaborating with Wikipedia editors to ‘improve’ Wikipedia entries related to government information.

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  2 comments for “Alternative Media Profiles on Wiki Being Hacked by Uncle?

  1. Garysco
    July 17, 2014 at 1:39 am

    BRICS Urged To Create New Model Of Internet Governance
    Published on 16 July 2014 @ 3:58 pm

    In a statement to the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) Summit in Fortaleza, Brazil, the Just Net Coalition (Coalition for a Just and Equitable Internet) identified shortcomings in the original internet governance model.

    “The US led model of Internet governance that developed in the unipolar world since the 1990s, resulted in mass surveillance, violation of people’s rights, and an enormous concentration of economic power in the hands of a few US-based global corporations,” the groups said. “This model excludes major sections of the global population from full participation in, and the benefits of, digitally enhanced development. The current governance structures have failed to respond to deep violations of human rights, and overall in ensuring economic equity and social justice.”

    The BRICS should lead reform of the current internet governance structures dominated by the United States, the coalition said. This should include recognition that freedom of expression and the right to privacy are “fundamental on the internet as elsewhere,” they said.
    http://www.ip-watch.org/2014/07/16/civil-society-urges-brics-to-create-new-model-of-internet-governance/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ip-watch+%28Intellectual+Property+Watch%29
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    BRICS Countries Build New Internet to Avoid NSA Spying

    BRICS countries are close to completing a brand new Internet backbone that would bypass the United States entirely and thereby protect both governments and citizens from NSA spying.

    In light of revelations that the National Security Agency hacked German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s phone, in addition to recording information about 124 billion phone calls during a 30-day period earlier this year, the fallout against the NSA has accelerated.

    Brazil is set to finalize a 34,000-kilometre undersea fiber-optic cable by 2015 that will run from Vladivostok, Russia to Fortaleza, Brazil, via Shantou, China, Chennai, India and Cape Town, South Africa.
    http://www.infowars.com/brics-countries-build-new-internet-to-avoid-nsa-spying/
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    BRICS set up bank to counter Western hold on global finances
    FORTALEZA Brazil Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:56am IST

    (Reuters) – Leaders of the BRICS emerging market nations launched a $100 billion development bank and a currency reserve pool on Tuesday in their first concrete step toward reshaping the Western-dominated international financial system.

    The bank aimed at funding infrastructure projects in developing nations will be based in Shanghai and India will preside over its operations for the first five years, followed by Brazil and then Russia, leaders of the five-country group announced at a summit.

    They also set up a $100 billion currency reserves pool to help countries forestall short-term liquidity pressures.

    The long-awaited bank is the first major achievement of the BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – since they got together in 2009 to press for a bigger say in the global financial order created by Western powers after World War Two and centered on the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.
    http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/07/15/brics-summit-bank-idINKBN0FK08620140715

  2. July 16, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Uncle is easily put in his place. He creates a media monopoly. He allows the few chosen oligarchs to dominate the airwaves, and to broadcast his canned and teleprompted fake speeches and fear-filled stupefying scenarios.

    And then out of nowhere, Sun Tzus of the Free Market strike. Everywhere all at one, the FHRITP offensive is launched. And all of Uncle’s soldiers are vanguished and humiliated within their very own gates. And fuck all there is, that Uncle can ever do about it.

    FHRITP
    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=93e_1405338703

    FHRITP Canada / Argentina
    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=f43_1405301082

    FHRITP Texas
    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=62a_1404273634

    FHRITP – Israel
    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=bcf_1405438489

    FHRITP – Ohio
    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=62a_1404273634

    “Grabbing her mike. We apologize for the profanity. WHICH HE ALSO SAID ON OUR AIR.” (Is it really their air? Agorists say no.)

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