Hans wrote:Kingfisher wrote:This is the Holocaust story in a nutshell, isn't it? A narrative unsupported by evidence is presented in some book, and because no criticism of it is ever published in any of the media the world at large accepts it unquestioningly.
Some Wikipedia pages do contain questionable or false claims. The above is certainly one of them. But this is no Holocaust specific problem, it is general. Also that a researcher draws a wrong conclusion based on a simplified view he holds. But this claim about Mandel would hardly make into an article by any good Holocaust historian.
This is all done by design (video included):
A first-of-its-kind course opened this week in Jerusalem: "Zionist Editing for Wikipedia." The patriotic "Yisrael Sheli" (My Israel) organization, which recently organized the demonstrations outside the Turkish Embassy after the flotilla incident, was motivated to open the course in order to address Israel's public relations problems.
The course, which was organized with the help of the Yesha Council, conducted a one-day seminar, and will continue online.
The strategy and goal of the course is to educate and enable an 'army' of editors of Wikipedia, giving them the professional skills to write and edit the online encyclopedia's content in a manner which defends and promotes Israel's image.
The participants of the course were chosen from a long list of candidates, with 80 students in total slated to participate.
Seminar workshops were led by professionals and senior Wikipedia editors, and included an overview of the Wikipedia project and practical training on web editing, writing, and values.
Organizers said the initial seminar was a success, and there is a great demand for more meetings in the future.
This is nothing new.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/au ... ist-groups
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/w ... 693911.ece
http://www.muzzlewatch.com/2009/07/14/t ... overnment/