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Wikipedia’s most controversial page: George W. Bush – way before Jesus Christ
The most controversial topic on Wikipedia, gauged by the sheer number of edits, is former President George W. Bush.
Oxford University researchers made the discovery after analyzing millions of articles on the site, posted in 10 different languages, to see which topics were embroiled in “edit wars,” BBC News reported.
Edit wars are defined as editing battles that ensue in the time period after updates are posted to the page. The most contested topics undergo edits just seconds after updates are posted.
Second most controversial: Anarchism.
That’s followed by articles on Muhammad, “List of WWE employees,” global warming, circumcision, the United States – and finally, at No. 8 on the list, Jesus Christ.
Rounding out the list at numbers nine and 10 are race and intelligence, followed by Christianity.
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About the Author
Cheryl Chumley is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times’ digital aggregation product, Times247. She’s also a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Phillips Foundation. She can be reached at email@example.com.
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