Russian government allegedly edits Wikipedia page about downed Malaysian airliner to blame Ukraine

By Himanshu Arora ยท 8 replies
Jul 21, 2014
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  1. Russia has been accused of tampering with the Wikipedia page relating to the Malaysian Airlines MH17 flight tragedy. A Twitter bot monitoring Russian government IP addresses has spotted key changes to an entry about the crash.

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  2. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus Stone age computing. Posts: 3,016   +658

    Why doesn't Wikipedia better reflect the careful wording employed by most "While Ukraine claims the plane was shot down by Russian-supported separatists, Russia blamed Ukraine for the tragedy."
  3. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    It doesn't matter who shot it down, what matters is these savages are brought to book but sadly they probably won't be.
  4. noel24

    noel24 TS Evangelist Posts: 356   +203

    Come On. Most of entries on Russia on Wikipedia is sooner or later edited (by FSB operatives?) to show this country as a bright and prosperous refuge of democracy and progress. Sadly, You actually have to be a citizen of either of Russia or former Soviet Republics to laugh out loud at those "facts" outright. Russia is not a country, it's a state of mind. They just oficially changed the name when they fall apart into smaller pieces at '89.
  5. @Cycloid Torus

    Because anybody can edit Wikipedia, except few articles that are "locked".
  6. And what?
    Probably tomorrow USA\Ukraine goverments (directly or via proxy or etc) would change it to blame Russia or Donetsk.
    And no one USA news-website will say any word against.
  7. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,681   +1,080

    At this rate, you might as well blame both of the countries since neither will admit involvement.
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  8. Railman

    Railman TS Booster Posts: 708   +101

    There always seems to be a rush to attribute blame before any forensics review has been under taken. The problem nowadays with the media most news is based on unsubstantiated rumours rather than facts.

    Take for example trains crashes. Literally minutes after a crash it may be reported that there was a track failure. A year later the investigation would conclude the crash was caused by axle failure.
  9. Fenisto

    Fenisto TS Rookie

    Well, some one edited this page to write that "plane was shot down by terrorists of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic with Buk system missiles, which the terrorists received from the Russian Federation". Anyone can write on wikipedia everything thay want rather it is truth or not.

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