Robert Blackman’s sexual exploited had been deleted from Wikipedia; Geraint Davies misappropriation of tax payer money to the tune of £3785, to renovate his living room and kitchen, had also mysteriously disappeared from the cyber encyclopedia.
Though Wikipedia is renowned as a secondary source of facts to most academics, due to the ease of editing the site’s pages; it is a good start to gaining a bigger picture on a topic to further research. It’s a moderate starting point into an unknown topic.
According to The Independent, the UK parliament has had online Wikipedia entries transformed. As many as 1 in 6 politicians have had information deleted or altered, though they all deny vehemently any involvement in the edits, reminiscent of Orwellian literature with ‘newspeak.’ And while it cannot be proved the MPs themselves were responsible for the edits directly, the information security company Portcullis has confirmed the deviations were made from Houses of Parliament IP addresses.
Wikipedia is the ultimate weapon for controversial topics and their monitoring. Political issues are heavily monitored, and easily edited for a new presentation of reality. Ironically, from Wikipedia itself on Newspeak:
“Newspeak is the fictional language in the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, written by George Orwell. It is a controlled language created by the totalitarian state as a tool to limit freedom of thought, and concepts that pose a threat to the regime such as freedom, self-expression, individuality, and peace. Any form of thought alternative to the party’s construct is classified as “thoughtcrime”.
 Dearden, L. (June 2015). Wikipedia edits from inside Parliament removing scandals from MPs’ pages, investigation finds. Retrieved from http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/wikipedia-edits-from-inside-parliament-removing-scandals-from-mps-pages-investigation-finds-10275234.html
 (May 2015). Sex scandal, expenses claims cut from MPs’ Wikipedia pages on Parliament computers. Retrieved from http://rt.com/uk/261973-scandal-mps-wikipedia-parliament/
 Retrieved from (2015) [WIKIPEDIA]. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newspeak
Parliament – AKA Ministry of Truth, we as a people must stand united against their fascism and oppression. before it’s too late London, 20th, be there