@CongressEdits tells you when Congress is changing Wikipedia

The US Congress has made enough anonymous, occasionally controversial edits to Wikipedia that the changes have warranted their own Wikipedia page. Now a new automated Twitter tattletale, @congressedits, is posting every one of the edits made from the Senate and House.

Wikipedia allows you to view edits by IP address; the congressional IP addresses are public. Inspired by a similar bot set up for the UK Parliament, web developer Ed Summers created @congressedits, which automatically searches for edits made by the IP addresses and tweets a link to the changes.

The account launched this week, and so far it’s turned up more inexplicable edits than political impropriety. Following an encounter between President Barack Obama and a man…

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