Friday, November 21, 2014

Russian wikipedia

Russia (meaning Putin) plans to have its own version of Wikipedia. I smiled when I read this. Russia apparently believes that info about Russia needs to be fair and accurate and that it can do it better job of this than anyone else. Hmmm.  When I was at UM Library School the reference profs told us how the books from the USSR constantly had changed as people were "removed" from history. So the UM staff pasted the new pages over the old pages so you could see how reporting [d]evolved with time and regimes. Eventually, the Soviets sent people to rip entire sections out of the UM's  books on the USSR in order to remove the past history that they no longer approved of. What a sad history. Read more about it here http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-30058048

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