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Mystery Official At Guantanamo Bay Altering Wikipedia Entries

03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Winston Smith, the protagonist in George Orwell's "1984," worked at a government job he hated, rewriting history to conform to current propaganda imperatives. This week, a group called Wikileaks asserted that the United States military appeared to have a Winston Smith of its own at the Guantánamo Bay naval base, mucking about with the way Wikipedia and news sites portray the base and, curiously, posting odd assertions about Fidel Castro.

Julian Assange of Wikileaks laid out evidence on the group's web site Wednesday indicating that computers belonging to the base's Joint Task Force-Guantánamo command were used for the suspicious online activity, including:

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