Wikipedia edit labeling Snowden a 'traitor' came from a House of Representatives computer

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The Wikipedia page was that of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay. Pillay had said during July that the world owes a “great deal” to Snowden and called him a “human rights defender.”

The rogue editor in the House wrote in that Pillay had taken “criticism for reffering [sic] to Edward Snowden, the American traitor who defected to Russia, as a ‘Human Rights Defender’ and saying that he should not face trial for his crimes.”

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