48. Dutch PR Lockdown

Compromised page: Princess Mabel of Oranje-Nassau

Year: 2003

For those in the public eye, a Wikipedia page is vital property for disseminating information. No one knows that better than the Dutch Royal family. When a Wikipedia entry stating that Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenede refused to approve the wedding of Prince Johan Friso to Mabel Wisse Smit due to "incomplete and false information" regarding her relationship with a known drug dealer was changed by someone in the royal family, it was changed to say that it was due to simply "incomplete information". It later came out that the Prince himself changed the Wikipedia page to better reflect his bride-to-be.