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Wikipedia ‘intentionally’ distorts history of Holocaust, study says


Feb 14, 2023
(Image by Jordan Holiday from Pixabay)

(Image by Jordan Holiday from Pixabay)

(YNET NEWS) — A group of editors on popular encyclopedia website Wikipedia have been pushing a skewed version of the history of the Holocaust, according to a new study published last week in The Journal of Holocaust Research.

According to the study, titled Wikipedia’s Intentional Distortion of the History of the Holocaust, co-authors Prof. Shira Klein and Prof. Jan Grabowski claim that “In the last decade, a group of committed Wikipedia editors have been promoting a skewed version of history on Wikipedia, one touted by right-wing Polish nationalists, which whitewashes the role of Polish society in the Holocaust and bolsters stereotypes about Jews.”

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The paper demonstrates how a small group of actors can slowly manipulate the information and accuracy of entries on Wikipedia to fit a certain agenda.

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