President Donald Trump’s Wikipedia page was edited to replace the president’s image with a penis on Thursday.
Usually, the main image of the president on his Wikipedia page shows him smiling against a backdrop of the American flag, in an official White House portrait.
But on Thursday, iPhone users who asked Apple’s virtual assistant, Siri, the president’s age were met with a graphic image of a man’s genitalia, an English Wikipedia Administrator who asked to be identified by his username TheSandDoctor. The image appeared on Thursday evening.
TheSandDoctor said the image was likely switching back and forth because Siri appears to source its information from Wikipedia in real time. Three editors were engaged in an “active edit war” by adding the image “while others were reverting it back to his proper image,” he said.
The accounts which carried out the vandalism were blocked. Until November 24, only admins will be able to edit the page.
“If vandalism restarts, the article will most likely be reprotected for a longer duration,” said TheSandDoctor.
The president was likely unaware of yesterday’s Wikipedia edit war as it unfolded, as he was spending Thanksgiving with his family at their Mar-a-Lago resort, in Florida. First lady Melania Trump, their son, Barron and Trump’s daughters Ivanka and Tiffany attended Thanksgiving at the property