An employee in Whitehall, the center for British government, tried to negatively edit Breitbart Tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos’ Wikipedia page today.
The attempted edit was tracked and announced by “Whitehall Edits,” a Twitter account which automatically informs the public of all Wikipedia edits coming from British state departments.
The “Milo Yiannopoulos” Wikipedia article was just edited anonymously from a UK government computer: https://t.co/pY3dRnSHOX
— Whitehall Edits (@WhitehallEdits) August 19, 2016
“Following his permanent ban from Twitter, Yiannopoulos returned to Breitbart News to continue working on his astonishingly unpopular column ‘Who’s Editing My Wikipedia Page,’” wrote the anonymous Whitehall employee.
“He remains hopeful that the screenplay he penned based on the column will be turned into a film, to date he has received no responses from the production companies he has approached as they seem unwilling to work with somebody so unknown that they do not have their own Twitter account.”
The edit, which was made by an anonymous user under the name of “Only in death,” was rejected by Wikipedia shortly after, with the self-proclaimed neutral and non-biased Wikipedia commenting, “Amusing, but no.”
Despite the bizarre attempt to make Yiannopoulos and Breitbart look unpopular, Breitbart News recently beat The Guardian, The Washington Post, The Mirror, and The Independent in terms of popularity on Facebook.