In Egypt, protests or coup? Wikipedia decides

Mohamed Morsi supporters rally near where over 50 were reported to have been killed by members of the Egyptian military and police in early morning clashes on July 8, 2013 in Cairo, Egypt.

The violence on the ground in Egypt following the ousting of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi is very real and very deadly. Some 51 civilian supporters of former President Morsi were reported killed when military and police fired on demonstrators earlier this week. There's no comparison to that in the digital world. But there is a tense debate about semantics on Wikipedia: Are the recent events protests or a coup d’état? The answer could have real world consequences.

Marya Hannun, who writes for Foreign Policy magazine, joins Marketplace Tech host David Brancaccio to discuss.

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