Wikipedia editor allegedly forced by French intelligence to delete “classified” entry

Posted by BernardSwiss on Apr 7, 2013 4:30 AM EDT
Ars Technica; By Megan Geuss
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On Saturday, Wikimedia France posted a press release regarding the recent deletion of a Wikipedia entry titled “Station hertzienne militaire de Pierre-sur-Haute.” According to the foundation, France's Homeland Intelligence agency had demanded “classified” information taken down from, and when the Wikimedia Foundation (which hosts Wikipedia) refused, it allegedly sought out a volunteer systems operator with the power to delete articles, brought him to the agency's office, and demanded that he take the article down there or face legal charges.

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