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Chinese Government Moves to Break Up Wikipedia

Updated on April 1, 2010

Chinese Government Moves to Break Up Wikipedia

April 1 - Nicomp News Network

Chinese officials announced today a centralized effort to break up the free information web site known as "Wikipedia". Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang spoke to a group of Chinese reporters, delivering a prepared statement that described a series of complaints against the worldwide repository of all information used by millions of web surfers every day. "Wikipedia represents an affront to true knowledge and enlightenment", he asserted. "We believe that providing everyone the opportunity to contribute anonymously to articles on any subject from anywhere in the world is an affront to the pursuit of truth."

Unnamed sources report that Chinese IT professionals have been retasked to launch a coordinated effort intended to corrupt the vast Wikipedia database with potentially bogus information. An organized cadre of computer-savvy chefs are dedicating several hours each day to changing all the tofu recipes such that that they end up all runny and gross. Chinese sports fans are actively editing NBA top 10 lists to include Yao Ming in virtually every category. The Chinese government has also built a highly sophisticated hijacking virus that redirects Wikipedia users to a 'modified' web site called "Rikipedia." This government approved site contains only government approved information that is presented in a government approved format. The hijack virus is currently sweeping the world attached to an email with the subject 'You have just won the Nigerian Lottery.' This is one more indication that your email is not secure.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.


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    • profile image 8 years ago

      Sounded plausible until the line about chefs dedicating hours each day to changing tofu recipes!

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      Silver Poet 8 years ago from the computer of a midwestern American writer

      Seeing as how this article was written on April 1, I have my doubts as to its veracity, and smiled appreciatively at the humor.

    • nicomp profile image

      nicomp really 8 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @The Old Firm: I guess. :)

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      The Old Firm 8 years ago from Waikato/Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

      I assume this is an attempt at April 1st humour. As Northern America, generally recognised as "USA"(the CIA's overt branch) has been attempting this repression with varying levels of success since Willy G first kicked littlefloppy into existence I really can't see much more in This Hub other than blame transference.

      Keep up the good work, Edgar J would have been proud of you.


      The Other (Red) Fed.

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      Ultimate Hubber 8 years ago


      First Google, now Wikipedia and we only get to hear the famous names. I wonder if there is a count maintained of small websites banned by the Chinese in the name of censorship.

    • OpinionDuck profile image

      OpinionDuck 8 years ago


      It is amazing, why would anyone think that they won the Nigerian Lottery?

    • breakfastpop profile image

      breakfastpop 8 years ago

      Yu gotta luv the Chinese!

    • drbj profile image

      drbj and sherry 8 years ago from south Florida

      I like my tofu funny. Do you have the Chinese recipe? Oh, wait a minute. Cancel that. I thought I read funny and you said runny. Fuhgeddaboudit!

      nicomp - You made my day with this news flash. Can hardly wait to read the follow-up.

    • sheila b. profile image

      sheila b. 8 years ago

      And I'll be waiting to read more from you on this subject.

    • SimeyC profile image

      Simon Cook 8 years ago from NJ, USA

      I look forward to reading Rikipedia. Now that Google has changed its name to Topeka we're going to see a second battle with censorship. *grin*

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      Tom Whitworth 8 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Rut row!!!!!!!!!!!


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