From PC World:
Wikipedia’s volunteer editors recently removed an elaborate article that purported to describe the “Bicholim Conflict.” The 4,500-word article spoke of an undeclared war between colonial Portugal and India’s Maratha Empire that eventually ended in a peace treaty, laying the groundwork for the independent Indian state of Goa.
As the Daily Dot reports, that story is completely bogus. There was no Bicholim Conflict. The article’s footnotes cited books that don’t exist. And yet, the entry was labeled a “Good Article” by editors just two months after its creation in July 2007.
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