Tag Archives: Wikipedia

Wikipedia – does it work? Can it work?, IEEE

I took part in a two person panel on Wikipedia for the IEEE (The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers). The talk was organized by the IEEE’s Society on Social Implications of Technology and the IEEE’s Computer Society. The Topic: … Continue reading

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Andre Oboler, Gerald Steinberg, Rephael Stern, The Framing of Political NGOs in Wikipedia through Criticism Elimination, Journal of Information Technology & Politics

Abstract This article introduces criticism elimination, a type of information removal leading to a framing effect that impairs Wikipedia’s delivery of a neutral point of view (NPOV) and ultimately facilitates a new form of gatekeeping with political science and information … Continue reading

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Framing Wikipedia, Universitatea Politehnica Bucharest

This was a technical talk to engineering and computer science university students at the Universitatea Politehnica of Bucharest in Romania. The talk was organised by the Romanian branch of the IEEE Computer Society and was delivered to a packed lecture … Continue reading

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Andre Oboler interviewed on the ZOA Middle East report on WNWR – New World Radio, Philadelphia

In this radio interview, WNWR’s ZOA Philly Middle East Report interviews Dr Andre Oboler and the JIDF’s David Appletree on Google Earth, Facebook and YouTube. Broadcast on WNWR, July 9th 2008

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Young Jewish Diplomatic Leadership Seminar, Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs

This talks at the Israeli Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem was to a group of Jewish leaders in 20s and 30s who had been hand picked by the Ministry for training in diplomacy, the middle east and matters relating to Israels … Continue reading

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The Jewish Week reports on the Wiki Wars raging on Wikipedia, with analysis from Dr Oboler

Tamar Snyder, Latest Front In Mideast Wars: Wikipedia, The Jewish Week, May 14 2008 Call it the Wiki Wars. Fed up with what he considered the skewed perception of Israel depicted by Wikipedia, the popular online encyclopedia, Gilead Ini, a … Continue reading

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Andre Oboler & Honest Reporting Staff, Exposed – Anti-Israeli Subversion on Wikipedia, Honest Reporting

HonestReporting exposes anti-Israel activists manipulating the online encyclopedia. Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia anyone can edit, may strive for pure democracy, but that doesn’t mean it’s always fair. Our colleagues at CAMERA learned this the hard way last month when their … Continue reading

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Andre Oboler’s article “Wiki-Warfare: Battle for the on-line encyclopedia” from the Jerusalem Post

Andre Oboler, Wiki-Warfare: Battle for the on-line encyclopedia, Jerusalem Post, May. 13, 2008 The Web site Electronic Intifada is running an exclusive report entitled “A pro-Israel group’s plan to rewrite history on Wikipedia.” It “exposes,” with much hype, a Google … Continue reading

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Facebook Antisemitism 2.0: The “Israel is not a Country” Group

The Israel is not a Country Facebook Group The “Israel is not a country” group was an antisemitic group on Facebook between 2007 and 2008.  The group was brought to the attention of experts, policy makers and the public, when … Continue reading

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Hasbara on the Internet: Theory, Practice and Strategy

This talk was a keynote speech for an advocacy event run by the Israeli Embassy in London. The presentation followed an address by Israeli’s Ambassador to the UK. As I was in Israel at the time, the talk and Q&A … Continue reading

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