Cuba has own version of Wikipedia

The Cuban government intends to roll out its very own online encyclopaedia that is no different from Wikipedia, although the goal is slightly different – to present its own view of the world and history. The website will be done up in the Spanish language and will roll out officially today, receiving already 20,000 entries or so on ecured.cu. The main aim of the site? To spread knowledge without a profit motive – yeah right, we believe propoganda is the right word. All updates will require approval from administrators, although it remains to be seen just who runs the site. Of course, you might say that entries on the site are biased – just listen to how the US is described as the “empire of our time, which has historically taken by force territory and natural resources from other nations, to put at the service of its businesses and monopolies”.

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