These Far-right Nationalists Didn’t Like What They Read Online About World War II – So They Rewrote History

A recent probe by the online encyclopedia Wikipedia reveals major historical revisionism by far-right forces in its Croatian and Serbian versions. But it also exposes the dangerous overlap between nationalism and disinformation online

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Ustasha guards robbing prisoners in Jasenovac camp during World War II.
Ustasha guards robbing prisoners in Jasenovac camp during World War II.
Omer Benjakob
Omer Benjakob

An investigation ordered by the nonprofit behind Wikipedia has revealed a massive disinformation effort on one or more of the online encyclopedia’s non-English versions, highlighting how far-right politics uses deception to create a toxic online ecosystem, with the targets usually topics such as World War II and the Holocaust.

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