Wikipedia edits sourced from Air NZ

Air New Zealand has been revealed that a computer belonging to their network edited an article about a crash disaster to contain false information.

The edit was revealed by the recent Wiki Scanner, which tracks down edits to which corporate machine did the edit. The Wiki Scanner was started by Virgil Griffith, and has since created a lot of media attention due to the amount of conflict of interest writing.

The false information contained in the Wikipedia entry stated that pilots were still divided over whether the crash was due to pilot error, or computer error.

However, the widow of the captain flying the plane, Maria Collins, has rightly said that it doesn’t really matter what Wikipedia has to say about the crash.

Air New Zealand Flight 901 crashed into Mount Erebus, Antarctica in 1979 killing all 257 people on board.

This controversy also comes after it was revealed that Air New Zealand had been flying charter flights for the Australian Defence Force into war zones.

Hat-tip: Brian Anderton.


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