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April 23, 2010

Wikipedia Update: Blood Libel Removed

A couple of weeks ago, we drew attention to a Wikipedia article claiming that Israelis, who are known for sexual exploitation of children, harvested and sold Haitian organs.

It seems that this time, and for now, Wikipedia's flawed "everyone-is-an-editor" system did manage to effectively deal with the falsehoods. The article has been deleted.

The deletion follows a nearly unanimous vote by the Wikipedians — specifically, the handful of members who happened to be paying attention — in favor of pulling the article. Apparently the article was so far over the top that even Wikipedia's anti-Israel caucus didn't bother defending it.

Posted by GI at April 23, 2010 04:43 PM


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