Talk:Adrian Lamo

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Ethnicity in lede[edit]

I removed the subject's ethnicity from the lede per WP:MOSBIO. Unless its part of his notability, it doesn't belong. I was reverted with an edit summary talking about a compromise solution. Has this been discussed before and was there consensus for inclusion? Thank you, --Malerooster (talk) 01:31, 31 January 2017 (UTC)

I removed it again until notability or consensus can be established. --Malerooster (talk) 01:35, 31 January 2017 (UTC)
How is my being American notable? I'm a dual national. If you have one, you have to have the other.
Adrian Lamo ·· 01:15, 1 February 2017 (UTC)
Can you provide a citation that shows dual nationality? --Malerooster (talk) 02:48, 1 February 2017 (UTC)

Everything below I'm copying from Malerooster's talk page in the interest of avoiding redundancy:

Adrian Lamo ·· 13:29, 6 February 2017 (UTC)


—== Ethnicity =! Nationality ==—

Hello,

I replied to your comment on Talk:Adrian Lamo. I'm a dual national. Being Colombian is consequently as relevant as being American. If you have one, you have to have the other, unless you're saying one country is less relevant. Per WP:BLP & WP:SELFPUB, this[1] should serve as sufficient background to establish an uncontroversial fact that's not a conflict of interest.

Cheers & wikilove,

Adrian Lamo ·· 01:29, 1 February 2017 (UTC)

I am not sure if that's sufficient or a proper reliable source for this in the lede. --Malerooster (talk) 02:50, 1 February 2017 (UTC)
This and this should help establish it, as the case and my related actions have been covered heavily in certain Colombian media. In a previously-linked article, it ledes: "Esta es la historia de Adrián Lamo, el pirata cibernético de origen colombiano que reveló a las autoridades estadounidenses quién filtró la información a WikiLeaks." (emphasis mine.) Semana is a prominent magazine, and according to Wikipdia itself:
>> "Semana, which has won several international prizes and has more than a million readers, is considered required reading for Colombia's political, economic, and cultural elite. “In the history of journalism in Colombia,” reads a profile of López by a Colombian writer, “there is a 'before Semana' and an 'after Semana,' because, in effect, before May 1982 such a thing didn't exist....the press in this country was an extensionof the political parties.” The same profile notes that “at least 80 percent of all the political scandals that have occurred in Colombia in the last 30 years have been exposed by Semana.” The Washington Post, The New York Times and The Economist have all called Semana the best magazine in Latin America. <<
I believe that qualifies it as a reliable source, and if it's fact-checking finds that I am also Colombian, the ball is now in your court to ascertain otherwise through more credible sources, rightly or wrongly, rather than vice-versa.
v/r,
Adrian Lamo ·· 22:09, 5 February 2017 (UTC)

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Death?[edit]

Apparently his father is reporting his death. Ryan (talk) 15:15, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

2600 Magazine is apparently confirming this now. [2] Corydon76 (talk) 15:44, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

Facebook and 2600 are not WP:RS The most effectual Bob Cat (talk) 21:12, 3 May 2018 (UTC)

Discrepancy in sentence for conviction[edit]

Which is correct? "Six months of house arrest, two years and six months [sic] probation, $64,938 restitution" or "Later in 2004, Lamo was sentenced to six months' detention at his parents' home, plus two years [sic] probation" Autodidact1 (talk) 20:06, 12 May 2018 (UTC)

 Done. See article for correct wording and citation to WP:RS. A previous editor seems to have misconstrued two years probation, with six months to be served in home detention, as meaning two years plus six months. KalHolmann (talk) 20:38, 12 May 2018 (UTC)

Alain Giraud?[edit]

An investigative team lead by Adrain Lamo exposes French intelligence officer Alain Giraud as the Mastermind behind Bitconnect. Dalamstaat (talk) 05:24, 15 August 2018 (UTC)

  • We need a better source than user-generated IMDb. Video on YouTube is 1½ hours of crude comic animation—not documentary. Lamo's "research" may have been minimal. KalHolmann (talk) 14:55, 15 August 2018 (UTC)

Retroactive revision of quotes?[edit]

Maybe there is a broader wikipedia policy that justifies this, but I don't think that Lamo's quote, reproduced below, about Chelsea Manning should be edited. Alterations to quotes should generally be made only when necessary for grammatical correctness or to enhance comprehension. While I understand the value of acknowledging the identities of trans people, as well as the harm that deadnaming can cause, I don't think this justifies altering the quote. In its original form, Lamo's comment, using male pronouns, is grammatically correct but factually incorrect, making this edit an attempt to retroactively correct Lamo. Such changes, if implemented as a broader policy, could lead to more troubling results. Would it be acceptable to similarly edit a comment made by a transphobic individual where they deliberately misgender someone? Doing so would create a false impression about the speaker. I understand that this is a sensitive question, and I hope that some thought could be given to establishing a formal policy if such changes are indeed called for.

"[She] was in a war zone and basically trying to vacuum up as much classified information as [she] could, and just throwing it up into the air"

96.234.177.240 (talk) 20:16, 16 September 2020 (UTC)