Wikipedia again proving that the personal bias and mindset of certain page editors wins over factual content.  So many examples of this that it’s becoming an epidemic – surely Wikipedia has had its time and should now do the right thing and shutdown.

 

Renowned author Philip Roth has criticised Wikipedia after he was unable to convince the site to change an entry about one of his novels.

 

From the BBC…

 

Roth tried to tell Wikipedia about an error in the entry for his novel The Human Stain, published in 2000. But the site’s administrators initially refused to amend the entry, saying they required a second source.

 

The prize-winning US author, 79, is famed for his tales of Jewish life, relationships and mortality. The Human Stain tells the tale of Coleman Silk, a classics tutor at a fictional Massachusetts college, whose life spirals into chaos after he makes an ill-received remark judged by some as a racial slur. According to the Wikipedia entry – which has now been amended – Silk, who Roth portrayed as born to black parents but who lived his life as a white man, was based on the character of writer and critic Anatole Broyard.

 

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