REPORT SAYS SOMEONE AT U.S. SENATE Changed Edward Snowden's Wikipedia page to read "traitor" instead of dissident August 04, 2013
Edward Snowden in still image from video produced by The Guardian newspaper.
(INTERNATIONAL) -- Whistle blower Edward Snowden's father has gone on record as saying there's no way his son could receive a far trial from the U.S. government if he came back to America to face charges associated with leaking classified data.
Now a report from the British DailyMailOnline says it has discovered a "member of the US Senate was caught this week trying to make a rather conspicuous edit to Edward Snowden's Wikipedia page."
The story says in a move sure to grind the gears of conspiracy theorists, "A member of the US Senate recently edited Snowden’s Wikipedia page from describing him as a ‘dissident’ to a traitor, according to the entry’s change log. The user’s IP address was quickly traced back to the US Senate."
The edit was reportedly made one day after Edward Snowden was granted political asylum in Russia
The report added it was not clear if the person is who made the edit is an active Senator, a staffer or an intern, but the change "certainly came from the Senate."
The story also said the "attempted edit, made August 2, was rejected by a moderator on the grounds it ‘seemed less than neutral,’ according to the posted rejection, which also listed the IP address and showed it was registered to the US Senate."