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  1. A student designed a tool that caught the government and various corporations / organizations editing Wikipedia articles to reflect better upon themselves.

  2. Author Phillip Roth attempted to edit a Wikipedia entry for his novel 'The Human Stain' because the article misattributed the inspiration for one of his characters. The 'Eniglish Wikipedia Administrator' told Roth he was not a credible source and that he needed a secondary source.

  3. Wikipedia has banned edits from any IP address owned by the Church of Scientology

  4. The Church of Scientology is banned from editing wikipedia

  5. Congress was banned from editing Wikipedia

  6. After MH-17 was shot down over Ukraine, the Russian government accused a Ukrainian fighter jet. After it was exposed that this type of jet couldn't reach the required altitude, Wikipedia said there were a flurry of attempts from Russia to edit the jet's page to say it could fly higher.

  7. The US House of Representatives was banned from editing Wikipedia after staff were caught making "persistent disruptive edits", including naming former defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld as an alien wizard who eats Mexican babies.

  8. In 1999, Douglas Adams founded h2g2.com, The Hitchhiker's Guide the Galaxy: Earth Edition, a "constantly expanding, user-generated guide to life, the universe and everything," two years before Wikipedia launched.

  9. A Polish Wikipedia user got his entire city banned from editing for 3 days due to him posting pictures of penises to pages related to Catholicism and Polish politics

  10. Bryan Henderson is so dedicated in removing the phrase "comprised of" off the entire Wikipedia up to the point that he has made 47,000 edits in the last 8 years and has written a 6,000 word essay in his user page explaining why he thinks it's an egregious error.

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Wikipedia Edits from Congress: Scraping 1,430 Tweets by @congressedits

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Monthly edits on Wikipedia that I have completed

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Due to a long controversy beginning around 2005, the Church of Scientology has been banned from editing any Wikipedia article relating to the group.

Wikipedia has a page that details the lame edit wars that have occurred on the site.

One person has made 47,000 edits to Wikipedia to correct a single grammatical error: the misuse of the phrase "comprised of"

Some prankster keeps editing Illinois governor Bruce Rauner's Wikipedia page to say that he plays the English horn in his spare time.

A guy jokingly edited a Wikipedia article on a Pro-Wrestler, claiming his wife had died. By sheer coincidence, 14 hrs later it was discovered that the wrestler had murdered his wife. Police later referred to the posting as "an unbelievable hindrance to the investigation"

There is a 12-volume set of printed books consisting solely of edits to the Iraq War Wikipedia article from 2004 to 2009.

The church of scientology is banned from editing wikipedia

The Wikipedia user Giraffedata has made more than 50,000 edits, all of which are him tracking down articles using the words "comprised of" and changing them to "consists of".

The DTCC, a company that "settled the vast majority of securities transactions in the United States and close to $1.7 quadrillion in value worldwide" was involved in a Wikipedia edit war to cover up lies about Naked Short Selling

There are a pair of French twins who managed to publish a series of nonsensical scientific papers in reputable journals. When they were discovered, the pair proceeded to engage on internet debates, edit Wikipedia articles, and even create fake entities to protect their works.

The second most edited article on Wikipedia is "List of WWE personnel". Furthermore, 7 of the top 100 involve the WWE. - fact check

The second largest Wikipedia edition (by number of articles) is Swedish - fact check

In 2005, BellSouth refused to identify a user based on their IP address without a court order as a result of the user posting fabricated Wikipedia edits about Senator John Seigenthaler. BellSouth suggested that Seigenthaler file a John Doe lawsuit against the user, which he declined to do.

A US congressional IP address was banned by Wikipedia for trying to edit the article on "Orange is the New Black"

Wikipedia's editing community started to decline in 2007, and the Wikipedia "insiders" refused to officially admit this problem existed -- until 2010.

IP addresses associated with the Church of Scientology are banned from editing Wikipedia.

In 2005 JFK's former assistant John Seigenthaler was listed as a suspect in the President's murder on Wikipedia. This was bogus, and wasn't fixed for four months, upon which Seigenthaler launched an investigation into who made the edit.

One of the Admins on Wikipedia, Ser Amantio di Nicola, has over 2,173,000 edits.

One guy has made over 15,000 edits on Wikipedia, and he’s done almost nothing except fix the incorrect use of ‘comprised of’.

Bryan Henderson. A Wikipedia editor who decided to embark on a multi-year project to fix exactly one grammatical error - removing the use of "comprised of" throughout the online encyclopedia. His work is comprised of making over 47,000 edits to address his linguistic pet peeve.

In 2009, days before a german was elected into a new position, someone edited his wikipedia-entry and added an additional prename to his name. After he was elected, major newspapers just copied his name from the wikipedia-entry without noticing the additional (wrong) name. - fact check

There are regular feminist organized Edit-A-Thons to edit Wikipedia articles from a feminist angle.

Bryan Henderson. A Wikipedia editor who decided to embark on a multi-year project to fix exactly one grammatical error - removing the use of "comprised of" throughout the online encyclopedia. His work has comprised of making over 47,000 edits to address his linguistic pet peeve. :)

A Wikipedia editor has made 47,000 edits over the past decade — almost exclusively to correct other editors' incorrect usage of "comprised of."

There is a site that produces music based on edits made to Wikipedia. - fact check

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All Wikipedia edits of the coronavirus outbreak map, red is confirmed, blue is suspected