“Wikipedia’s Intentional Distortion of the History of the Holocaust” (another reminder that Wikipedia articles are not always reliably accurate)

Wikipedia’s ‘Supreme Court’ tackles alleged conspiracy to distort articles on Holocaust
Asaf Elia-Shalev
February 28, 2023

When a pair of professors earlier this month published a paper accusing a group of Wikipedia editors from Poland of revising articles to distort the history of the Holocaust, their research went viral. Most academic articles are seen by dozens or hundreds of people at best. One published in The Journal of Holocaust Research hit more than 27,000 page-views within weeks. The paper’s reach was fueled by its analysis, unprecedented in the academic literature on Wikipedia, and its finding that a dedicated group has for some 15 years manipulated a source of information used by millions in ways that lay blame for the Holocaust on Jews and absolve Poland of almost any responsibility for its record of antisemitism. READ MORE

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