The Atlantic recently reported on @congressedits, a Twitter bot that promises to tweet “anonymous Wikipedia edits that are made from IP addresses in the U.S. Congress.” The story begins with the amusing observation that the Wikipedia entry for the Choco-Taco, an ice cream treat, was edited by someone with an IP address at the U.S. House of Representatives. There is a similar bot for edits coming from within British Parliament (@parliamentedits). The article points out these bots have worked to remind people that online information can be manipulated and the manipulation itself can be important.

You can read the full Atlantic article here.