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Capitol Hill troll edits Trump–Russia dossier Wikipedia page with hilarious photo
Photo via sylvar/Flickr (CC-BY)
There was debate as to whether the hand gesture was associated with the alt-right.
Well, this is an odd Wikipedia edit.
According to the tracker @CongressEdits, someone at the House of Representatives edited the Donald Trump–Russia dossier Wikipedia page by adding a TinyURL link called “collusion proof” that linked to someone flashing an upside-down “OK” hand gesture, which is commonly known as the “circle game.”
The point of the circle game is to trick someone into looking at your hand in the pseudo-“OK” hand sign, positioned below the waist, at which point you have the right to punch that person, according to playground rules of engagement.
Someone on a House IP address edited the Trump-Russia dossier Wikipedia page to link to this picture. pic.twitter.com/HvYwP0UFtQ
— Andrew Couts (@AndrewCouts) November 21, 2017
CongressEdits has followed changes to Wikipedia articles from IP address within the ranges assigned to the U.S. Congress since 2014. While the changes don’t necessarily mean they were made from a member of Congress or one of their staffers, past edits have affected pages about fairly innocuous things like James Bond, Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, and conspiracy theories.
The changes came shortly after Mueller’s office, which is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election, announced that several former members of Trump’s campaign were handed charges stemming from the probe.
The dossier, which contains allegations of collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russia—not to mention the so-called “pee tape“—has been called “fake news” by Trump, despite its author believing that 70 to 90 percent of it is true and that Mueller’s investigation will vindicate him.
Andrew Wyrich is a politics staff writer for the Daily Dot, covering the intersection of politics and the internet. Andrew has written for USA Today, NorthJersey.com, and other newspapers and websites. His work has been recognized by the Society of the Silurians, Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE), and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).