How to find out when UK politicians are editing Wikipedia pages
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An oversight tool that alerts the public to edits made by staff in parliament is back in service - despite an attempt to block it
Parliament didn’t want to reveal its IP addresses, but its wikipedia edits are being tracked anyway. Wikipedia
An open-source project to track edits to Wikipedia made from within parliament was nearly scuppered by the government’s refusal to reveal the IP addresses that MPs and Lords use to access the internet.
A Freedom of Information request, which would reveal whether MPs and peers were engaging in “astroturfing” on the crowdsourced encyclopaedia, was turned down on the basis that “releasing the information would be likely to prejudice the prevention or detection of crime.”