A Wiki page about a French military base has gone viral after Gallic spooks tried to censor it.
French internal spies at the Direction Centrale du Renseignement Intérieur called in a volunteer Wiki editor to their Paris office and ordered him to spike an entry about the Station hertzienne militaire de Pierre-sur-Haute, a military radio base in central France.
The volunteer, named in the French media (en Francais) as Pierre-Carl Langlais, a 30-year-old curator at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, quickly agreed to their demands even though he did not write the original entry.
However, despite his warnings on a discussion thread that anyone who reposted it would be
engaging in criminality, the page was quickly uploaded again by another Wikimedia volunteer before being translated into several languages.
The page, which apparently contains very little (or nothing) in the way of sensitive information, had been almost unvisited up to that point.