Omer Benjakob עומר בן יעקב

Writer, Editor, and journalist in Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

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Self-appointed Wikipedia correspondent for Haaretz in both English and Hebrew ■ When truth itself has become political, we need journalists covering the process of fact making.

Researching Wikipedia and science as part of my MA at the Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and with a biologist from the Weizmann Institute of Science ■ When scientific truth has become data-driven, we need philosophers and sociologists working at the intersection of knowledge and information.

Born in New York, raised in Tel Aviv

Here are some of my best stories:

A Respected Scientist Comes Out Against Evolution – and Loses His Wikipedia Page (Hebrew)

The Calibri Font Is Threatening to Bring Down Pakistan’s Government (Hebrew)

Is the Sky Blue? How Wikipedia Is Fighting for Facts by Redefining the Truth (Hebrew)

איך ויקיפדיה מתמודדת עם הטרדות מיניות

  • Work
    • Haaretz
  • Education
    • BA - Philosophy and Politcs & Government (double major) - BGU
    • MA (ongoing) - Philosophy of Science & History of Ideas - TAU