From Nazi women and Khadrs to Star Wars and torture: A look at Joshua Boyle’s vast Wikipedia edits

An examination of the 62,267 changes and additions Joshua Boyle made to Wikipedia before he and his wife were held captive in Afghanistan and his recent arrest on more than a dozen criminal charges reveals persistent activity on terrorism, Nazi women, torture devices, snipers and sex acts including bondage.

Boyle did extensive, perhaps obsessive, work as an avid unpaid contributor to the public-source online encyclopedia on a wide variety of subjects, spending several hours almost every day adding and deleting inform­­ation and arguing with other editors for years.

h/t JEH

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  • Clink9

    Can we not give him $10.5 million to go away?

  • The Buddhist Butterfly

    Wikipedia editors are the dregs of society.

    • You have to be very careful citing anything from there.

  • Martin B

    It’s as if you have to be an evil freak to wrangle a meeting with our Prime Minister.

  • UCSPanther

    Could Boyle have the makings of an internet LOLcow? Many of the more annoying Wikipedia editors that have caught the attention of internet denizens have earned that dubious distinction with their distinct lack of conversation/behavior filters and obsessive behaviors…

  • Remember – Trudeau WANTED to meet this guy.

    • felis gracilis

      Is it possible that they may be kindred spirits sharing similar personality disorders?

      • Tooth&Claw

        This guy is off the charts weird and definitely has a personality disorder.

      • Both are mincing little cowards?

        Maybe …

    • Watchman

      Did they check to see if Boyle edited the Justin Trudeau Wikipedia page to wax lyrically what a great person Justin was and how he was so beloved by Canadians? That might explain it.

  • Lightstream

    Didn’t this jerk have a job to go to?