Congress is known for being filled with some interesting characters, but one of the most unique discoveries was made by software developer Ed Summers who started tracking the Wiki edits that members of congress made to Wikipedia and posting the more unusual edits on twitter.
Most of the changes that were made involved promotions or other changes in status of members of Congress, but there were also a number of more interesting ones, including a number of resume padders. One example, found in SF Gate, involves Tim Hueslkamp, a Republican from Kansas. Someone added a section calling him a “National Conservative Leader”. He’s alienated himself from party leaders recently and the twitter account does not name who made the edit, so it’s unclear what the editor’s exact motivations were.
Other edits made by members of Congress and their staff are more funny than anything else. For example someone added Harambe’s name to the list of political leaders whose assassination may be part of a conspiracy. Another edit added the phrase “not chicken” to the entry for Ham.
Other edits are more strange than funny or have some kind of political motivations. For example one editor removed the phrase that intelligent design and creationism are psuedo-scientific. In an article about torture, the phrase “enhanced interrogation techniques” was removed as a euphemism for torture.
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