The CIA does it. The BBC does it. The Vatican does it. The U.S. Republican Party and the U.S. Democratic Party do it. Even Freemasons do it.
Now the Australian government has been fingered for changing Wikipedia entries in a flagrant manner.
While the new agers are fond of saying "you create your own reality," it's people sitting at their computer keyboards, often on a corporate or government payroll, who are really changing reality to suit the whims of their bosses.
Prime Minister John Howard's gang in Australia are the latest reality-changers to be showcased in the media. They've been inserting the word "allegedly" into Wiki articles that they haven't just outright deleted.
The most amusing changes, tracked through the new website WikiScanner, the folks Down Under have made is adding "Freemasonry is the work of Satan" and "Jesus is god" to apparently random entries.
But the strangest addition to a Wikipedia article by the Prime Minister of Australia's department has to be this bit of meaningless juvenile pablum, appended to an article about martial arts: "poo bum dicky wee wee."
Update, Monday, August 27: Australian Prime Minister John Howard has denied ordering his staff to make edits on Wikipedia entries, and the Australian Department of Defense has moved to block access from their computers to Wikipedia, according to the Herald Sun of Melbourne, Australia.
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