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Is Someone On Capitol Hill Tweaking Edward Snowden's Wikipedia Page?

An unknown Wikipedia user with a U.S. Senate-affiliated IP address edited Edward Snowden's encyclopedia entry to call him a "traitor."

Just like everyone else, Wikipedia users argue over whether Edward Snowden is a whistleblower, a leaker, or a traitor. One Wikipedia editor tweaked Snowden's entry to call him a "traitor," but the IP address was interesting: It belonged to a U.S. Senate computer network.

In real-world terms, that means the Edward Snowden Wikipedia entry was edited by either a Senate staffer or a Senate member. Talking Points Memo's Hunter Walker notes that the same IP address was used to edit "Wikipedia pages on a line of handguns, an Uzbek city, Persian history, a tiki bar in San Francisco, Washington Post Company CEO Donald Graham, and Mitch Albom's novel The Five People You Meet in Heaven."

So if you know any Senate staffers (or even senators) with an interest in Central Asia, tiki bars, and guns, it's time to do some gumshoe work.

[Image: Flickr user Arend Vermazeren]