Here is something amusing.
Here is something not amusing at all.
First, do you remember the dust up over the doctored letter of Benedict XVI when he declined to review books about the theology of Francis? A guy in the comms office edited to make it say something it didn’t say. He lost his job, but they created a new one for him and slide him into it.
Now there’s this.
#BREAKING: Information Operations? #Vatican Director of Telecommunications tied to defamatory edits on Catholic speaker and author’s Wiki.@TaylorRMarshall has been outspoken in his support of the men who removed the controversial wooden idols from Roman Church.#CatholicTwitter https://t.co/OWPTdQsnAG pic.twitter.com/zbgPnzMqUz
— Bree A Dail (@breeadail) October 24, 2019
Some of you might not get exactly what’s going on here.
Taylor Marshall is an outspoken critic of Francis and those around him. Recently he supported the men who threw the pagan demon statues into the Tiber.
Suddenly Marshall’s Wikipedia entry changes.
By the rules, you are not supposed to change your own entry, but other people who have access can… and they do!
Someone went into Marshall’s wikipedia entry and planted bad stuff. (That has happened to me, by the way; someone dedicated to the ordination of women planted insinuations and right now there is other tendentious stuff about – you guessed it – a certain Jesuit … but I digress.)
The thing is, you can see the history of the changes and you can see who made them. If you know what you are doing, you can dig past the initial information and really see some interesting things.
In this case, someone drilled in and found that the person who put the bad stuff on Marshall’s page was working from the IP address of the Vatican’s Office of Telecommunications.
So, someone who works for the Vatican screwed with Taylor Marshall’s Wiki entry in an unfavorable way.
Ooops… sorry, not incompetent. Didn’t mean that. I meant
That’s it. This is new kind of “accompaniment” being offered by the Vatican to Taylor Marshall.
Looks like the director of telecommunications office, where the IP originated is conveniently down for maintenance…. pic.twitter.com/nahKRLJcQO
— Nicomachus (@qnerd88) October 24, 2019