One editor complained that Havana sympathizers were transforming a scholarly enterprise into ”their own private Fidel Castro fan page.” A user was tossed out after threatening to sue another for libel.
The fuss is over the [tag]Cuba[/tag] entry in Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia created, edited and administered entirely by volunteers with the altruistic purpose of becoming a Web-based knowledge repository for humanity.
When I first saw this, I laughed, because expecting anything politically charged in [tag]Wikipedia[/tag]’s entries to meet their “neutrality” standard is pretty much a loser’s bet; it always ends up a food fight.
The thing that surprised me, though, is how the name of cholo cubano commandante’s* main Internet Nemesis didn’t show up in the article.
I mean, this Miami Herald reporter ought to know [tag]Val Prieto[/tag] ([tag]Babalu[/tag] Blog) is the go-to guy for all things Cuba/Fidel on the web…..
(*=TC’s Twisted Spanglish)