Wikipedia article on the Death of Salvador Allende
- How does Wikipedia represent that past?
- It shows that there is a controversial and official account of the death of Chilean President Salvador Allende shortly before the overthrow of the government in 1973.
- How do Contributors solve the Major Debate?
- A forensic team in 2011 found that Allende had committed suicide. Yet, a year before, a 300 page report was found that he had been assassinated. The controversy thus is not over as of yet.
- Dees The narrative meet Wikipedia’s NPOV? why/why not?
- We would argue that for the most part that the article is as neutral as possible. The previous contributors do not take a side on whether one story of the controversial death is correct. Rather, they provide both sides as well as the evidence that is used to support both arguments.
- Is the article open for public edits?
Yes, the article is open for edits.
- Is there value in Wikipedia?
- Yes, because it offers encyclopedia-style information for free. The crowd-editing feature ensures that most articles will be fixed if vandalism or incorrect information is inputted. Users do not need to consult a physical encyclopedia or a disc encyclopedia because Wikipedia is open to the public.