Israel and the Middle East on the Battlefield of Wikipedia

The Arabs and Iranians are fighting over the entry for the Second Lebanon War; the Iranians and Arabs are locked in battle over the history of the Gulf War; and all of us together are fighting over the entry for Operation Cast Lead.

Since going online in 2001, the free encyclopedia Wikipedia has generated 37 million entries, written by 40 million editors in 280 languages. The trouble is, not all the 40 million editors agree on every word of the 37 million entries. Everyone wants to write the world according to his viewpoint, and in Wikipedia everyone can also dictate his worldview to the rest of the world. The result is lengthy discussions...