Someone in Congress Can’t Stop Making Offensive Edits to Wikipedia

Once again Congressional computers have been blocked from making edits to Wikipedia.

The Daily Dot notes that this is the third time in two months that computers on Capitol Hill were banned from making edits. This time somebody can't stop writing offensive things on articles for the show "Orange Is the New Black" and other articles related to transexuals.

The user changed the page for Orange is the New Black, which stars transgender woman Laverne Cox, so that, instead of saying that the series “contains the first ever women-in-prison narrative to be played by a real transgender woman,” it read, “Orange Is the New Black contains the first ever women-in-prison narrative to be played by a real man pretending to be a woman.” Whoever was behind the edit then cited an article from the conservative National Review with the headline “Laverne Cox Is Not a Woman” and the sub-headline “Facts are not subject to our feelings.”

The edit on the “Tranny” page, which serves as a collection of links to more specific articles, changed the description for the link to the Transsexual page so that it used the term “biological sex” instead of “assigned sex.” As Business Insider points out, the former term is considered transphobic by many in the LGBT community.

All of the edits are coming from one Congressional IP address. The same address was responsible for making edits that led to the previous two bans.