Wikipedia locks Mitt Romney entry
August 11 , 2012
The Wikipedia entries of U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney and other members of the Republican party have been locked.
The online encylopedia site has put a silver padlock icon on the top right hand side of their pages, which means that anonymous users cannot make editorial changes to content.
The move came after comedian Stephen Colbert suggested on his cable TV show that viewers should edit the pages.
Colbert was discussing media reports suggesting that the popularity of candidates could be determined by the number of edits their entries on Wikipedia received.