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South African Govt attempts Wikipedia censorship over HIV


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It seems that employees of the South African state were vandalizing the Wikipedia's entry of South Africa's HIV/Aids policies, ITWeb reveals. And we all know how willing the South African government and our health department are to face up to the problems of HIV and AIDS in our country.


According to the article: "Wikipedia`s edit history for the article “HIV/Aids in South Africa” shows repeated vandalism from IP address 164.151.130.36. This address resolves to a machine called mx1.statssa.gov.za, located just off the Ben Schoeman highway in Centurion, and is owned and operated by the South African government."



Further more it says "The edit history of the HIV/Aids entry shows the person – or persons – making multiple deletions on 27 July." ... "the person removed the introduction to the topic along with supporting references. This was replaced with the comment: “I think that was all bullshit, thats why i deleted it. Thank you motherf***er! [sic]”



And "The second edit sees the “effects” section of the entry removed. The third and fourth edits remove references to Pieter Fourie`s article: "The Political Management of HIV and Aids in South Africa: One burden too many?" and the Aids Portal SA Web page respectively."



Just goes to show that people are looking out for the validity of the content on Wikipedia!

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