Wikipedia editors have blocked the profile page of Bola Tinubu, a representative of the All Progressives Congress (APC), for “persistent vandalism,” according to information reaching weetalknaija.com.ng.
Many Nigerians believe he is older than he says, and there have been several media reports that the Jagaban of Borgu is much older than he claims. According to an online article attributed to Yinka Odumakin, the spokesperson for the Yoruba party Afenifere, Tinubu cannot be as young as he says.
Odumakin detailed his knowledge of Tinubu in a three-part series titled “portrait of the tiger Ambode rode” in 2018. The Vanguard published the first three sections, but a fourth section of dubious origin was posted through other blogs, claiming to be from Odumakin.
As more tweets about Tinubu’s age went viral, several attempts were made to correct the “bug” on Wikipedia, resulting in several contradictory edits.
TheCable tracked the page’s activity and discovered that on Tinubu’s birthday, there were around 84 edits, the majority of which were to change or correct his age.
TINUBU’S PAGE ON WIKIPEDIA HAS BEEN LOCKED.
Tinubu’s website now has a padlock symbol on it, indicating that it can no longer be edited by the general public.
The edit button on a standard Wikipedia article.
Following the many attempts to alter Tinubu’s age on Wikipedia, some of the web platform’s top editors stepped in to lock the website and prevent the public from editing it.
According to the page history, Girth Summit, a Scottish Wikipedia editor who has worked on articles from more than 20 nations, increased the security level on Tinubu’s page. Summit cites “persistent vandalism” as the justification for removing edits from the website.
Many accounts have been vandalized on Wikipedia over the years, prompting the site to create a dedicated page on what vandalism on Wikipedia means and how it can be managed.
Wikipedia vandalism is described as “editing (or other behavior) intended to hinder or defeat the project’s intent.”
TINUBU’S AGE WAS CHANGED BY WHO?
Tinubu’s official age is 69 years old. No one has been able to prove the contrary conclusively. Both theories are within the realm of possibility.
However, for the purposes of this case, we looked on Wikipedia to see who had changed Tinubu’s age from 69 to 79 or 79 to 69.
The first edit’s IP address was traced to a place on Lagos Island, according to TheCable. Using the Airtel network, the edit was completed. Since the person in question did not hide his or her IP address, more details about him or her can be found.
The following edits were completed in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Saudi Arabia, and a few other countries across the globe.
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