Saturday 15 December 2018

Senator admits editing his own Wikipedia page

FIANNA Fail Senator Jim Walsh has admitted to editing his own Wikipedia page.

Earlier this month it was reported the page underwent a number of revisions, with many sections critical of the long serving New Ross politician being edited. An IP address originating from Leinster House was spotted making changes to the Wikipedia article.

Among the revisions made to the article were the removal of a number of controversial comments by Mr Walsh about gay people and the same-sex marriage referendum.

One of the edits related to the 'Pantigate' controversy, in which he described some proponents of same-sex marriage as 'dangerous and vicious' during a debate. He admitted to the Sunday Times that he removed 'certain erroneous comments'.

He told the paper he believed his Wikipedia page had been edited by 'a person from the gay lobby groups'.

He did not say which specific edits he made.

New Ross Standard