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Chinese wikipedia Has fake American treemaps

Jifpop09
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2/2/2014 9:40:00 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
I was browsing the Chinese Wikipedia , and found something surprising. On the page for the United States, they posted a fake economic export map. This could be apart of a larger conspiracy. Not only the treemap,but there are other slants on the US.

(Fake) http://zh.wikipedia.org...

(Real) http://en.wikipedia.org...
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Buckethead31594
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2/2/2014 9:49:01 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/2/2014 9:40:00 PM, Jifpop09 wrote:
I was browsing the Chinese Wikipedia , and found something surprising. On the page for the United States, they posted a fake economic export map. This could be apart of a larger conspiracy. Not only the treemap,but there are other slants on the US.

(Fake) http://zh.wikipedia.org...

(Real) http://en.wikipedia.org...

Perhaps just human error?
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wrichcirw
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2/2/2014 10:13:12 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/2/2014 9:40:00 PM, Jifpop09 wrote:
I was browsing the Chinese Wikipedia , and found something surprising. On the page for the United States, they posted a fake economic export map. This could be apart of a larger conspiracy. Not only the treemap,but there are other slants on the US.

(Fake) http://zh.wikipedia.org...

(Real) http://en.wikipedia.org...

If I were to hazard a guess, I'd say it was a translation error. They source it correctly to the US website and everything, so anyone who clicked on the source would see something mistaken.

For example, that gigantic grey box that is obviously out of sync with the English translation quite literally means "unclassified," yes? They could have just dumped whatever they couldn't translate into that box to make it add up to 100%. Notice how many other boxes are just unfilled as well.

People are lazy. Someone was probably tasked with doing it and decided to fudge it thinking they could get away with it.
At 8/9/2013 9:41:24 AM, wrichcirw wrote:
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2/2/2014 10:16:19 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
That's the thing though, these tree maps were specifically developed by the observatory of economic complexity. It was a deliberate action.
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wrichcirw
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2/2/2014 10:18:29 PM
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At 2/2/2014 10:16:19 PM, Jifpop09 wrote:
That's the thing though, these tree maps were specifically developed by the observatory of economic complexity. It was a deliberate action.

A deliberate action by Harvard. Harvard did not provide a translation. So, some numb-nut tried to translate it. S/He obviously failed.
At 8/9/2013 9:41:24 AM, wrichcirw wrote:
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2/2/2014 10:20:41 PM
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It does not have to be translated. It's the same in both Chinese and English. The only thing that can be translated are the words.
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2/2/2014 10:22:13 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/2/2014 10:18:29 PM, wrichcirw wrote:
At 2/2/2014 10:16:19 PM, Jifpop09 wrote:
That's the thing though, these tree maps were specifically developed by the observatory of economic complexity. It was a deliberate action.

A deliberate action by Harvard. Harvard did not provide a translation. So, some numb-nut tried to translate it. S/He obviously failed.

Whoops, never mind. I just saw the translation button, and it's MIT, not Harvard. LOL, that was fail. =)

Yeah, you're right.
At 8/9/2013 9:41:24 AM, wrichcirw wrote:
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