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UK government editing Wikipedia

Did you know that the UK Ministry of Defence’s network blocks the ability to edit Wikipedia:

The decision to block write access to Wikipedia via the EGS was taken on 30 November 2007 by staff of the Director General Information (DGInfo) and the Joint Security Co-ordination Centre (JSyCC). There was no compelling business reason to have the facility to update Wikipedia.

Of course there is! So that next year, Tom Scott can do a Ministry of Defence version of The 2010 “Editing Wikipedia From Inside Parliament” Awards.

Tom Scott missed some of the other edits to Wikimedia sites, including: