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War on Wikipedia pages goes on: Azerbaijan vs. Armenia

24 August 2009 [17:12] - TODAY.AZ
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, is very popular around the world. But the errors or deliberate distortions of many articles related to Azerbaijan, especially the Karabakh conflict, have become frequent.
Many of us is aware that Wikipedia is an open encyclopedic online resource which contains all kinds of information and the continuously expanding articles on various subjects.

Day.Az continue to receive letters every day which note  regular errors in Wikipedia.

Information about Azerbaijan is frequently deliberately distorted.

It is very easy to recognize mistakes. For example, anyone who types ‘Armenia’, ‘Karabakh’, ‘Artsakh’, ‘Karabakh ‘conflict in the Wikipedia search box, will see deliberate errors about Azerbaijan’s history, traditions and Karabakh conflict.

For example, typing the word ‘Armenia’, visitors will see the following information: “Armenia is a state in the Caucasus. It borders with Artsakh in the south-east.” Once you type ‘Karabakh conflict’, the page, among other false information about the conflict, includes also the following inscription: “The territory of Nagorno-Karabakh was within the province of Artsakh in ancient times.”

If you write the word ‘Artsakh’ you will read the following: “Artsakh is the name of 9th province of Greater Armenia (historical region between the rivers Kura and Aras). It covers present-day Nagorno-Karabakh and the outlying regions.”

One can encounter dozens of similar mistakes in Wikipedia.

In fact, there is no information war on Wikipedia pages. Admittedly, many drive necessary information from the free encyclopedia. Armenians also, being aware of this, refer to sources profitable for them and misinform the international community.

We call on all Azerbaijani citizens and those who are aware of the truth to correct the mistakes related to Azerbaijan’s history, geography, Karabakh conflict and traditions.

It is noticeable that thank to efforts by Day.Az and its readers, Mehaphone, MTC, National geographic, and other famous companies have corrected mistakes concerning Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity.

Experience shows that errors are corrected. The main thing is to act!


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