Such issues are always going to crop up when you're attempting to describe the world using Aristotelian propositions. In a source like Wikipedia, we can provide some nuance, explain both sides of the issue, the history of both claims, and let the reader decide. In a database, we are limited to saying that Jerusalem either is or is not the capital of Israel.
To be fair, this is not an weakness that is implementation-specific to Wikidata; it is always going to happen when you try to describe the world in this way. It's not something that can be fixed with adding sources, or by bolting fancy new technical gadgets onto the side of the database. Cheers, Craig On 8 December 2015 at 06:58, Andrea Zanni <zanni.andre...@gmail.com> wrote: > On Mon, Dec 7, 2015 at 9:53 PM, Andreas Kolbe <jayen...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > Hi Yaroslav, > > > > Thanks for the background. The "POV pushing" you describe is of course > what > > Graham and Ford are examining in their paper. > > > > For what it's worth, the Wikidata item for Jerusalem still contains > the > > statement "capital of Israel" today. > > > > > Really, I do not understand the difference between this kind of problem and > Wikipedia's edit wars or conflicts. > Wikidata represents knowledge in a structured, collaborative way: both > features define it, and it seems the op-ed just doesn't like them (either > one or both). > > Aubrey > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > Wikimediaemail@example.com > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>