18:46 GMT29 September 2020
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    One example of digital vandalism included a joke claim that "all major wars, diseases and financial disasters of the last century can be directly attributed to Mr. Musk or one of his companies".

    The Wikipedia page of tech entrepreneur and SpaceX founder Elon Musk ended up being locked after witnessing a mass influx of people seeking to deface it.

    This development comes after Musk himself, after musing on Twitter that "history is written by victors... except on Wikipedia”, then openly asked his social media audience to "trash" him there.

    ​His fans appeared quick to oblige him, with one of them editing Musk's page to describe the man as "piece of sh*t", jokingly adding that "all major wars, diseases and financial disasters of the last century can be directly attributed to Mr. Musk or one of his companies".

    ​Soon, however, social media users started complaining to Musk that they cannot fulfill his request due to his page being locked down.

    ​And some also suggested a different course of actions for Musk regarding Wikipedia.

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