Saturday, September 25

Several Wikipedia pages were filled with swastikas | Digital Trends Spanish

Several Wikipedia pages would have been victims of an attack perpetrated this Monday, August 16, which consisted of publishing several images of swastikas and thus replacing the original content.

These changes lasted only a few minutes before the pages returned to displaying their usual content.

In the attack, all traditional content was removed, removing the text and thus publishing a bright red background and an image of a large swastika, representing the Nazi Party of Germany.

This would have affected the pages of several celebrities from different fields, including those of politicians, singers and Hollywood actors.

Among those harmed would be Johnny Depp, Maddona, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez. This is what the Wikipedia page of the popular American singer looked like.


In the political sector, the modified pages were those of Kamala Harris, Vice President of the United States, and Justin Trudeau, Canadian Prime Minister.

For their part, Twitter users reported that the pages of the German philosopher Theodor Adorno and Joseph Stalin would also be among those hacked.

In recent years, the United States has seen an increase in anti-Semitic attacks. According to the Anti-Defamation League, more than 3,000 such incidents were recorded last year, the third highest year on record since 1979.

The Wikimedia Foundation acted quickly and was able to remove the content from the pages. At the moment, the foundation has not delivered any official statement in this regard, nor has any group appeared acknowledging the authorship of the attack.

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