Monday, April 21, 2008

‘THE CAMERA EYES IN ON ISRAEL… AND LIES’

By DesertPeace ∙ April 21, 2008

If AIPAC won’t do it…. CAMERA will….
A pro-Israel group’s plan to rewrite history on Wikipedia

Image © Electronic Intifada
(EI Illustration)

A pro-Israel pressure group is orchestrating a secret, long-term campaign to infiltrate the popular online encyclopedia Wikipedia to rewrite Palestinian history, pass off crude propaganda as fact, and take over Wikipedia administrative structures to ensure these changes go either undetected or unchallenged.

A series of emails by members and associates of the pro-Israel group CAMERA (Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America), provided to The Electronic Intifada (EI), indicate the group is engaged in what one activist termed a “war” on Wikipedia.

A 13 March action alert signed by Gilead Ini, a “Senior Research Analyst” at CAMERA, calls for “volunteers who can work as ‘editors’ to ensure” that Israel-related articles on Wikipedia are “free of bias and error, and include necessary facts and context.” However, subsequent communications indicate that the group not only wanted to keep the effort secret from the media, the public, and Wikipedia administrators, but that the material they intended to introduce included discredited claims that could smear Palestinians and Muslims and conceal Israel’s true history.

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2 comments:

  1. Hey DT,

    I looked into this matter further, and posted some additional information here.

    Anyway, just thought I'd drop by to post a follow-up link to the story I showed you on my last visit, about the DoD's media propagandists.

    Cheers.

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  2. Great update. They're so busted. Thanks.

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