[Novalug] OT - Wikipedia and the art of censorship
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Sun Aug 19 23:41:40 EDT 2007
On 8/19/07, gregory pryzby <greg at pryzby.org> wrote:
> You don't know 'the rest of the story'(tm) in most situations. In the
> case if Wikipedia, it is possible to hear the opposing side, or maybe
> it is someone with an 'axe to grind'.
It allows for the variations to be easily added without causing
political problems for the publisher (in theory, I guess) or a
reprint. Not everybody agrees on the name of what many refer to as
the American Civil War, but (a) there is a whole section on the
different names and (b) if you look up "War of Northern Aggression"
there is a disambiguity (sp?) section, because that phrase is used to
describe not only the American Civil War but also the Mexican-American
> What is truth?
Word. I think an important new question is, "what are truths?" How
does a society account for, publish, absorb and digest the
(possibility of) multiple truths about the same thing? When you have
figured that out, how does something like this affect tolerance and
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