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WE ARE SEEING A LOT OF SYSTEMATIC HISTORICAL REVISIONISM (NEGATIONISM) IN SOCIAL MEDIA, IT IS TIME THAT WE ADDRESS THIS PROPERLY SO AS TO GIVE JUSTICE TO OUR PAST.
WHAT IS HISTORICAL REVISIONISM (NEGATIONISM)… AND WHY WE NEED TO ADDRESS THIS PLEASE SEE BELOW:
Historical revisionism involves either the legitimate scholastic re-examination of existing knowledge about a historical event, or the illegitimate distortion of the historical record. For the former, i.e. the academic pursuit, see historical revisionism.
This article deals solely with the latter, the distortion of history, which—if it constitutes the denial of historical crimes—is also sometimes called negationism.
In attempting to revise the past, illegitimate historical revisionism may use techniques inadmissible in proper historical discourse, such as presenting known forged documents as genuine; inventing ingenious but implausible reasons for distrusting genuine documents; attributing conclusions to books and sources that report the opposite; manipulating statistical series to support the given point of view; and deliberately mis-translating texts (in languages other than the revisionist’s).
Some countries, such as Germany, have criminalised the negationist revision of certain historical events, while others take a more cautious position for various reasons, such as protection of free speech; still others mandate negationist views.
Notable examples of negationism include Holocaust denial, Armenian Genocide denial, Japanese war crime denial, and Soviet historiography.- From Wikipedia
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