Banning makes it harder to influence Wikipedia

Dünya Executive - - GEOPOLITIC­S -

I am genuinely struggling to understand the reason for banning Wikipedia for Turks by saying that it shows the Turkish government’s ties to Islamic State. One can attempt to change articles it finds to be incorrect. OK, let’s say you were unable to. The public opinion you need to affect isn’t in Turkey. Turks already know these matters, having closely followed and evaluated them. Banning it won’t affect foreigners’ views because they can still access Wikipedia. Instead, you wind up limiting Turks’ chances to affect Wikipedia. Wikipedia has a structure that allows it to self-correct any mistakes. You arrive at the point where you confirm that Turkey arbitraril­y implements bans and the accusation­s that it is not democratic. In my academic work, I am unable to remember all the dates, days and even names, and when I am in doubt while writing, I quickly take a look at Wikipedia for verificati­on. We are now deprived of a beneficial service.

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