Sen. Tim Scott's Wikipedia page defaced with racist remarks

Sen. Tim Scott's Wikipedia page defaced with racist remarks

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Because some people think it's a good idea to vandalize a Wikipedia page in hopes no one will notice, a Wikipedia editor was blasted for editing a page by his intended target.

South Carolina junior Sen. Tim Scott -- who is no stranger to people hurling racial epithets at him on the Internet -- tweeted about a recent edit to his Wikipedia page.

The editor added six words to Scott's introductory entry on Wikipedia, referring to him as the United States junior Senator "and uncle tom [[house negro]] coon" for South Carolina.

Scott tweeted a link to the changed entry.

According to a check of the editor's recent edits, he appears to have a habit of making edits to other high-profile African-American politicians' Wikipedia entries, such as Ben Carson, David Clarke, and Scott.

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