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18 July, 2013

The World, As Seen Through Contested Wikipedia Pages


The ten most controversial (i.e. most prone to edit wars) articles in the English, German, French, Spanish Czech,   Hungarian, Romanian, Arabic, Farsi, and Hebrew language Wikipedias:


Source: Taha Yasseri1, Anselm Spoerri, Mark Graham1, and János Kertész. "The most controversial topics in Wikipedia: A multilingual and geographical analysis" Upcoming chapter in Global Wikipedia: International and cross-cultural issues in online collaboration. (Scarecrow Press, 2014).


Notice that half of the ten most controversial Spanish-language articles are about football!

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