Usually, the main image of the president on his Wikipedia page shows him smiling against a backdrop of the American flag, in an official White House portrait.
But on Thursday, iPhone users who asked Apple’s virtual assistant, Siri, the president’s age were met with a graphic image of a man’s genitalia, an English Wikipedia Administrator who asked to be identified by his username TheSandDoctor, confirmed to Newsweek. The image appeared intermittently on Thursday evening.
TheSandDoctor said the image was likely switching back and forth because Siri appears to source its information from Wikipedia in real time. Three editors were engaged in an “active edit war” by adding the image “while others were reverting it back to his proper image,” he said.
The accounts which carried out the vandalism were blocked. Until November 24, only admins will be able to edit the page.
“If vandalism restarts, the article will most likely be reprotected for a longer duration,” said TheSandDoctor.
The history of Trump’s Wikipedia page lays bare the back and forth between editors uploading and deleting the explicit photo.
The incident is the latest mishap to befall Siri. Last year the assistant told users the Bulgarian national anthem was “Despacito,” CNET reported last year.