It appears the Secretary of State’s campaign manager has been altering the Lt. Governor’s bio at Wikipedia. Information added related to the arrest of the Lt. Governor’s son on drunk driving charges in South Carolina.
Revisions to the lieutenant governor’s profile on Wikipedia, a popular online encyclopedia, can be traced to an Internet address registered to [Morton] Brilliant [Cox’s campaign manager], the Taylor camp said.
Wikipedia has been under fire recently for allowing online contributors to post inaccurate information on its site. The most prominent case involved an entry on John Seigenthaler Sr., a prominent journalist whom a Wikipedia entry linked to the assassinations of John and Robert F. Kennedy. The man who posted the false information later said he was playing a joke.
Of interest, it was Senate Minority Leader Robert Brown who called on Cox’s campaign to fire Brilliant for his less than brilliant (you knew it was coming) move.
Wikipedia has confirmed that Cathy Cox’s campaign made the addition to Mark Taylor’s biography to mention the incident in South Carolina involving his son.
The founder of Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales, confirmed late Tuesday that the edit to Taylor’s biography traced back to the Cox campaign. But he said he had no way of knowing who made the change.