Iran Editing Wikipedia to Downplay Its Crimes and Discredit Dissidents

Iran International
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Article Source: Iran International

  • Iranian government agents or supporters reportedly have been altering Wikipedia entries to downplay the regime’s crimes and discredit dissidents, according to a new report.
  • The edits involve minimizing details about Iranian human rights abuses, such as mass executions in 1988, and presenting government publications as impartial sources.
  • Instances include the removal of information about senior officials’ involvement in ordering the hanging of political prisoners and attempts to set up a page about human rights activist Vahid Beheshti, who campaigns to designate Iran’s Revolutionary Guard as a terrorist group, with the edits believed to be linked to the Iranian cyber army.  Read More

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