Pictures Of Swastikas Temporarily Replaced Wikipedia Pages For Jennifer Lopez, Ben Affleck


The Wikipedia web page for Jennifer Lopez briefly displayed a picture of the Nazi Germany flag on Monday morning. Wikipedia

  • Footage of Swastikas briefly changed sure Wikipedia pages on Monday morning.

  • Customers mentioned the image changed pages for Jennifer Lopez, Ben Affleck, Madonna, and Joseph Stalin.

  • The Wikimedia Basis was not instantly obtainable for remark.

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Dozens of Wikipedia pages have been briefly changed with photos of Swastikas Monday morning. The modifications, which have been solely in place for a couple of minutes earlier than the pages reverted to their ordinary contents, eliminated all of the textual content and pictures from the pages and changed them with a vibrant purple background and enormous Swastika picture, which can be the German Nazi Get together's flag. A spokeperson for Wikimedia Basis, the non-profit that oversees Wikipedia, mentioned a wiki template used to assist web page performance was vandalized on English Wikipedia, ensuing within the Nazi flag showing for a couple of minutes. The spokesperson added volunteer editors reverted the vandalism inside 5 minutes and guarded the pages from extra detrimental habits. The Wikipedia pages of Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck have been amongst these affected. Twitter users say that the pages of German thinker Theodor Adorno, singer Madonna, and Joseph Stalin have been additionally hacked.

"This notably vile motion - a type of vandalism on Wikipedia - is one thing Wikipedia volunteers have expertise with," a spokesperon mentioned in an e-mail.

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