Ramaswamy Paid Wikipedia Editor to Delete Reference to Harvard Vaccine Scientist ‘Mentor’ Days before Announcing Campaign

Posted on AllSides August 22nd, 2023
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Days before announcing his presidential bid, Vivek Ramaswamy paid a Wikipedia editor to remove information about his close relationship with a scientist who helped pioneer mRNA vaccines, suggesting Ramaswamy believed the association with technology that was ultimately used to create the Covid-19 vaccines could be a detriment to his campaign. 

Mediaite first revealed in May that Ramaswamy had paid an editor with the screen name “Jhofferman” to make edits to his biographical details on Wikipedia. Those edits included the removal of lines about Ramaswamy’s receipt of a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for...

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