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Centre summons Wikipedia executives over fake information on cricketer Arshdeep Singh’s page

Central government has sued Wikipedia executives for false information on cricketer Arshdeep Singh’s page.

Cricket player Arshdeep Singh was trolled on social media after dropping a decisive catch in the Indo-Pak match (Photo: File)

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  • Arshdeep Singh’s Wikipedia page entry has been changed to reflect the Khalistan association
  • The Ministry of IT has summoned Wikipedia top executive and asked for an explanation
  • Wikipedia is a collaborative database and anyone can add or edit content to it

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has called on Wikipedia executives in India to seek an explanation about how Indian cricketer Arshdeep Singh’s Wikipedia page was changed to reflect Khalistan’s association.

According to sources close to the ministry, the Center believes the changes (which falsely reflected its link to Khalistan) could cause disharmony in India.

Changes to the page could lead to law and order situations for Arshdeep Singh’s family, ministry sources said.

The Wikipedia entry has been changed following India’s five-wicket loss to Pakistan in the Asian Cup on Sunday.

Fast bowler Arshdeep Singh, who had dropped a catch in the match, was criticized after India’s defeat.

Following this, it was read on the Wikipedia page entries that Singh had been selected to play for the “Khalistani National Cricket Team”. The page was subsequently restored.

Wikipedia is a knowledge-sharing website that also allows people to edit articles and content items, but says peers from all over the world are reviewing the changes.

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