Wikipedia Pages Getting Edited from Congress
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.
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Ellyssa Valenti Kroski is the Director of Information Technology and Marketing at the New York Law Institute as well as an award-winning editor and author of 75 books including Law Librarianship in the Age of AI for which she won the AALL's 2020 Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award. She is a librarian, an adjunct faculty member at Drexel and San Jose State Universities, and an international conference speaker. She received the 2017 Library Hi Tech Award from the ALA/LITA for her long-term contributions in the area of Library and Information Science technology and its application. She can be found at: