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Wikipedia's coverage of Israel-related issues is "problematic," leading Israeli internet researchers claimed Sunday at the Wikipedia Academy 2009 Conference dealing with the world's largest encyclopedia. The conference was organized by Wikimedia's volunteer-based Israel chapter and Tel Aviv University's Netvision Institute for Internet Studies. However, the Web site's leading manager said it merely reflected public discourse.
Hacohen also documented his attempts to define Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, as a Holocaust-denier. Each time he included his remarks on Wikipedia, users and editors removed the reference - despite Ahmadinejad's frequent and public Holocaust denials.
On a related entry, Hacohen also noted that Wikipedia defines David Irving - a known Holocaust denier - as a historian, although his credentials are recognized by no one but himself.
Furthermore, the Wikipedia entry on January's Operation Cast Lead in Gaza describes it as an "intense bombardment" by Israel on a civilian population.
Also attending the conference, which discussed Wikipedia's role in academia, was Sue Gardner, the executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation, which runs Wikipedia. Gardner told Haaretz that she is "quite comfortable" with the mistakes on the Web site. "I know that more or less the same mistakes can be found in the New York Times," she explained.
Originally posted by Peruvianmonk
reply to post by Beelzebubba
About David Irving, one of my Lectures worked at the National Archive in London and would see him in there all the time researching his books, something many historians claim to do but don't at all. Just makes you think...
[edit on 4-5-2009 by Peruvianmonk]
Originally posted by ModernAcademia
reply to post by logician magician
Actually you are not racist, look at these links
Originally posted by logician magician
Israel is pathethic.
They actually have people who who scowering the internet for any and all material relating to the Jew, and reporting to the Jew overlords about how the gentile see them.
The gentile must not be allowed to speak about the Jew... at all.
... waiting for the replies telling me I'm a racist because I said "the Jew"