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David Rivera's office looks to clean up his past -- deleting negative references in his Wikipedia profile

Politico notes that the Miami Republican's spokeswoman has been hard at work removing what his office considers offending material from his Wikipedia profile.

"On March 16 at 6:40 p.m., a Wikipedia editor with the handle 'Lmveiga' decided to do some maintenance to Rivera’s Wikipedia page," the site reports. "First, Lmveiga removed a précis of the congressman’s legislative career, replacing it with a six-point list of 'Rivera’s Legislative Accomplishments,' taken directly from his campaign website.

"Then, Lmveiga removed the entire 'controversies' section."

That would include Miami Herald stories (like this one) recounting criminal investigations into Rivera's finances. Politico says Wikipedia eds restored the "controversies" and Lmveiga -- the Twitter handle for Rivera's press spokeswoman, Leslie Veiga, deleted it. 

The section has since been restored. Veiga told Politico she's just been on the site to "add factual, documented information and remove false, undocumented allegations."

It might be a losing battle trying to scrub the page. A new section was added this morning: "wikipedia editing:" In April of 2011 Politico reported Rivera's press secretary, Leslie Veiga, had been active in editing Rivera's article. Veiga denied any impropriety.[15]"

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