Latest Wikipedia contributions from my students
Take a look at my students’ contributions to Wikipedia this semester! They covered a lot of material in the fields of propaganda, public diplomacy, political warfare, and information operations.
Each year, my graduate students at the Institute of World Politics are assigned to develop or improve Wikipedia pages as part of their class assignments. So far they have started or improved upon more than 200 different Wikipedia topics.
Certain people, organizations and movements out there don’t like some of my students’ topics, and attacked the Wikipedia pages by deleting key information, falsely tagging them as misleading, or simply vandalizing them. These attacks are testaments to my students’ good work.
Others out there in Wikipedia-land helped out by editing, adding material, changing inaccuracies, challenging certain assumptions, and so forth, to improve the products for the public.
Most of the pages are excellent; some are world-class. This year’s topics on Wikipedia include:
- Active Measures Working Group;
- Architectural propaganda;
- Civilization jihad (not active on Wikipedia; the Muslim Brotherhood doesn’t like us discussing this topic since the FBI discovered it in a 2002 bust in Annandale, Virginia);
- Cultural diplomacy;
- Cultural infiltration;
- Cultural intelligence;
- Economic diplomacy;
- Economic jihad;
- Haqqani Network;
- Leadership analysis;
- List of student federations of Pakistan;
- New African (propaganda magazine);
- Project Solarium;
- Semantic infiltration;
- The Seekers of Truth and Justice (Sudan/Darfur conflict);
- U.S. government informational comics;
- United States propaganda comics.