Internet Archive: Addressing Recent Claims of “Manipulated” Blog Posts in the Wayback Machine

Internet Archive: Addressing Recent Claims of “Manipulated” Blog Posts in the Wayback Machine. “Some recent press stories (1, 2) have discussed archived blog posts of a prominent journalist, Joy Ann Reid, in the Wayback Machine and her claims that some of these posts were ‘manipulated’ by an ‘unknown, external party’. This past December, Reid’s lawyers contacted us, asking to have archives of the blog (blog.reidreport.com) taken down, stating that ‘fraudulent’ posts were ‘inserted into legitimate content’ in our archives of the blog. Her attorneys stated that they didn’t know if the alleged insertion happened on the original site or with our archives (the point at which the manipulation is to have occurred, according to Reid, is still unclear to us).

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