Overnight, the Population of Pachyderms Tripled
At least according to a recent edit of the Wikipedia entry.
While Stephen Colbert pokes fun of these pranks, the CIA and intelligence community have ulterior motives for the community-based open encyclopedia.
The New York Times reports that a group of investigators at Wikileaks recently busted a propaganda team based out of Gitmo detention center. Based on empirical data including IP addresses, the whistle-blowing organization has uncovered systematic attacks and revisions by the military aimed to whitewash their torture activities and libel detractors.
The military agents are also accused of promoting 140 stories on the popular community news site, Digg.
This discovery also comes less than 3 months after Wikileaks unearthed conflicts of interest between academic research and the intelligence community.