Wikipedia Labels Obama 'Harvard Puppet'
Days of user stunts like this are numbered
By Jane Yager,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 28, 2009 4:02 AM CDT
This photograph taken in the fall of 1990 shows the Harvard Law Review Board of Editors for the 1990-1991 academic year. At center, holding the staff, is Barack Obama.    (AP Photo/Courtesy of the Special Collections Department Harvard Law School Library, Atlantic Photo Service-Boston)
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(Newser) – Oops. Wikipedia's new editorial oversight didn't start soon enough to block a statement in President Obama's Wiki profile that he's a "puppet" of Columbia and Harvard Law. Mystery writer "Mrjazzguitar" substituted the word in the kind of prank that Wikipedia hopes to curtail with its new policy to monitor all copy changes by contributors about living people before they hit the web. Mrjazzguitar is apparently no front for the RNC, Gawker reports. His previous editorial escapades have been limited to entries on "fingerstyle guitar" and Chris Crocker.