The online encyclopaedia has banned Shamed Uk Labour MP, Kate Osamor after she repeatedly tried to edit her own page on the site.
The senior Labour MP resigned from Cabinet yesterday amid claims she threatened a journalist with a bat and misled the public over her son’s drug offences.
The Nigerian lawmaker in UK who was caught copying the former US President’s famous 2008 speech when she was re-elected in the General Election, was forced to quit as Mr Corbyn’s Shadow International Development Secretary yesterday over accusations she misled the public.
The Nigerian Labour MP who attempted to remove references to a story about claims she plagiarised Barack Obama’s acceptance speech, was reportedly banned from Wikipedia. The Sun reported that the Osamor threatened to sue the organisation, if the references returned.
She replaced the word “America” with “Labour” and her constituency name “Edmonton” in nearly identical comments.
But using the pseudonym Midnights1 Ms Osamor changed the references on her Wikipedia page and instead wrote how she had “paid homage to Barak [sic] Obama” – claiming she had “not at any time in my speech” claimed it was her original words.
Wikipedia initially warned her about “disruptive editing” but then blocked her for three days for “vandalism” after she refused to heed its warnings.
She however warned Wikipedia: “If I see it added again I will have no choice but to sue the editor and the platform that allowed it to be posted.” However the lawmaker who reportedly had an account called “KateOsamor”, which she used to make minor edits to the personal details on her Wikipedia page – including insisting on the site using the “honorary prefix” of MP, was reportedly told by Wikipedia that she has been “blocked indefinitely from editing for making legal threats or taking legal actions”.
The Wikipedia page for Kate Osamor currently has two notices at the top – the first of which reads: ‘This article is an autobiography or has been extensively edited by the subject or by someone connected to the subject.
‘It may need editing to conform to Wikipedia’s neutral point of view policy. There may be relevant discussion on the talk page. (November 2018)’
Miss Osamor became the centre of a controversy recently when it was said she reacted angrily and lashed out at a reporter outside of her £700,000 North London home when a Times journalist asked for comment regarding her son’s employment in her office.
Her son Ishamel, 29, had been found with drugs worth £2,500 at the Bestival music festival in Dorset in 2017 and was given a community sentence on October 19.
He worked full time in his mother’s office and lives with her in a £700,000 housing association property near Turnpike Lane in North London.
The Labour politician had defended keeping Ishmael in his £50,000-a-year job by claiming she had been unaware of his crimes at the time. She quit her role to “support her family”, she said in a statement on Saturday.