Wikipedia sued over Nazi Symbolism

Reuters had a story yesterday, entitled, “Politician files Wikipedia charge over Nazi symbols“.

The story goes on that Katina Schubert ( – no link for her), a politician of the leftish Die Linke (har, har) filed charges against Wikipedia with the Berlin police because Wikipedia contained too much Nazi symbolism, especially on an entry about Hitler Youth.

I looked at both the German and the English entry and correct me if I am wrong but how do you measure “too much” in this case? Are four or five too many? Also – isn’t this a part of history which is supposed to be never forgotten? Isn’t the trade off here that you document it well – and isn’t this an encyclopedia you can help to improve?

According to Reuters Katina Schubert even got legal consultation before she filed the charges. Which puzzles me as of who she talked to – probably no one who ever heard of Wikipedia, no one who is aware of how Wikipedia works and for sure no one who is aware of the context in which Wikipedia uses those symbols.

Thanks for wasting tax Euros, Katina. And here is a cluepon for you.

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