Has Wikipedia Been Destroyed by Leftist Editors? – DC Watchdog

Has Wikipedia Been Destroyed by Leftist Editors?

Has Wikipedia been destroyed by leftists? That seems to be the claim by someone in a position to know.

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Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger criticized the current state of the online encyclopedia he started in a recent interview, casting doubt on whether it can be trusted to provide unbiased information because of the heavy input of editors with “establishment” views,” according to The Washington Times.

“‘You can trust it to give a reliably establishment point of view on pretty much everything,’ Mr. Sanger, who launched Wikipedia in 2001 with Jimmy Wales, said in an interview published online Wednesday.

“‘Can you trust it to always give you the truth? Well, it depends on what you think the truth is,’ added Mr. Sanger, who left Wikipedia in 2002 and has been vocally critical of the site ever since…

“Several years ago, said Mr. Sanger, a Wikipedia article for a hot-button issue such as a U.S. president’s record would be presented with ‘multiple different points of view, reasonably, fairly laid out.’

“But as Wikipedia gained influence over time, Mr. Sanger said that ‘a very big, nasty, complex game’ emerged behind the scenes being played by people wanting the website to push a particular narrative, usually coming from the left side of the political spectrum.” [emphasis added]

For more of this report, please go to The Washington Times.

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