Why we’re about to discover more Wikipedia hoaxes

Wikipedia articles and burgers from the supermarket – unless you examine them both in great detail, you can’t be 100 per cent sure what you’re getting. The article on the Bicholim Conflict – a supposed war between Portugal and the Indian Maratha Empire – was deleted last month after one editor assiduously demonstrated that the entire thing was an enormous and elaborate hoax. The article achieved “Good Article” status, and was even nominated to be a Featured Article (That’s Wikipedia’s equivalent of Tesco’s Finest range).

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