Wikipedia Co-founder Warns: ‘Wikipedia Is More One-Sided Than Ever’

Epoch Times:

Larry Sanger, a co-founder of Wikipedia, warned that the online encyclopedia is “more one-sided than ever” in light of the website’s entries for Black Lives Matter, the 2020 election, former President Donald Trump’s two impeachments, and other contentious topics.

Sanger, in particular, took issue with how some Wikipedia entries are sourced.

“In short, and with few exceptions, only globalist, progressive mainstream sources—and sources friendly to globalist progressivism—are permitted,” he wrote in an article on his website.

Several centrist news outlets such as The Daily Telegraph, The Wall Street Journal, and The Weekly Standard are sometimes allowed to be sourced, he said, but Wikipedia editors are “careful never to leave the current Overton Window of progressive thought.”

Unlike Facebook and Twitter, which take more top-down approaches to content moderation, Wikipedia, which turned 20 years old earlier this year, largely relies on unpaid volunteers to handle issues around users’ behavior, editing entries, and other aspects of the site’s management.

Wikipedia has 230,000 volunteer editors who work on crowdsourced articles and more than 3,500 “administrators” who can take actions such as blocking accounts or restricting edits on certain pages, according to a Reuters article. more here

14 Comments on Wikipedia Co-founder Warns: ‘Wikipedia Is More One-Sided Than Ever’

  1. Wikipedia is a great base source for quickly finding a way into knowledge on any subject that is NOT TAINTED BY POLITICS. If there is ANY taint of politics on the subject Wikipedia is a complete waste of time. Unfortunately most subjects have been tainted by politics thanks to the ongoing marxist revolution.

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  2. There isn’t a damn thing that the progressive movement cannot and will not deliberately, systematically and gratuitously destroy. Nothing.

    I am 100% convinced that inviting them anywhere near our celebrations at Christmas and Easter and Thanksgiving or any other holiday is a huge mistake. They should be shunned and turned away. If that hurts their feelings… I have no shits left to give when it comes to their feelings.

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  3. President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neanderthal B Woodman Domestic Violent Extremist SuperStraight

    Which is why I donate $0 whenever they have a periodic beg-a-thon. “Please help us keep the lights on”.
    Ummmmm…..FOR BEHOLD MY FIELD UPON WHICH I GROW MY FUCKS, FOR IT IS BARREN, AND EMPTY, AND I HAVE NONE TO GIVE!

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  4. I never really trusted Wikipedia all that much then, a few years ago, I saw a comment on a prog-infested site that called out “the always reliable Wikipedia” as a citation for a bogus claim. I’ve not followed a link to Wikipedia since.

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  5. last time I was in school, 5 years ago, using wikipedo for a citation or resource would cause any paper doing so to be rejected. They didn’t fail or critique the paper they just refuse to accept it. Good school, and they still do it.

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  6. I can’t stand that whenever you type in a question or a geographical place, for example, wikipedia comes up at the top, even before the official website of the company/geographical place/ person.

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  7. I can’t get past the very first sentence for the Wiki-search of BLM:

    “Black Lives Matter (BLM) is a decentralized political and social movement protesting against incidents of police brutality and all racially motivated violence against black people.”

    No way is it “decentralized”. Everyone knows that!

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  8. I’m confused….

    Who actually EVER trusted Wikipedia???
    Anyone?

    It’s all leftist propaganda

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  9. Chickity China the Chinese Chicken JULY 7, 2021 AT 2:16 PM

    I’m confused….

    Who actually EVER trusted Wikipedia???
    Anyone?

    It’s all leftist propaganda

    Your statement has been correct for a long time. Since Wiki’s inception?

    It’s a debate killer when someone comes around and only has Wiki to cite.

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