Wikipedia and the Mumbai Attack

By Bryan • military • 29 Nov 2008

I am continually surprised with how quickly information appears on wikipedia.  Indian special forces units have cleared out the last remaining resistance in the Taj Hotel earlier this morning and there is apparently still concern that there might be more terrorists still hidden in the hotel.  Needless to say, the event in ongoing even as I write.  Despite that, Wikipedia has rather large entry on the entire incident, complete with links to a rough bio on the leader of one of the special forces units killed in the assault on the hotel.

Obviously, it is important to remain skeptical of Wikipedia, especially ‘on-the-bounce’ entries, especially this one as most of the information is cited from equally on-the-bounce media reports. Still, I am amazed at the speed and size of the user generated content.

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