January 7, 2013

How Wikipedia Was Duped for Five Years

William Beutler, The Times of India

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LONDON: A red-faced Wikipedia has removed an article from its site detailing the 17th century "Bicholim Conflict" — a clash between Portugal and India's Maratha Empire — after it emerged that such a war never occurred, and the piece and references included were entirely fictional.

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