Tag: Wikipedia

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, pictured in 2016, hopes to tackle fake news with WikiTribune

Five of the Best Examples of Left-wing Bias on Wikipedia in 2017

Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales believes the Wikipedia model can help salvage journalistic integrity, but in the year since Donald Trump took office as President of the United States, the online encyclopedia has instead proven unable to even restrain its own biased editing community.

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Man Becomes ‘Japanese Monkey Spirit’ in Board Game Thanks to Wikipedia Hoax

Kickstarter-funded tabletop game Rising Sun by CMON Limited included a supposed monkey spirit from Japanese folklore named “Kotahi” as a backer-exclusive “stretch goal” piece. A year later, as the game began arriving to backers, it was learned that the “Kotahi” was actually a Wikipedia hoax named after a New Zealand teen.

Everipedia: The Wikipedia Competitor for the People

At a time when Internet censorship has turned into a perceived #WAR against certain groups of people, a new hero has seemingly emerged as a siren for the masses. Everipedia, also known as “Thug Wikipedia” to the insiders–which includes everyone by design–is the unannounced, and impossible to ignore, lovechild of the popular online encyclopedia and Facebook.

Adland Founder Says Wikipedia Editor Revealed Her Home Address

Last week, Breitbart Tech reported on the suspension of a long-term editor at Wikipedia. The site’s arbitration committee accused him of harassment, but failed to produce any evidence of these potentially criminal charges, or give the editor a chance to challenge them.

Wikipedia Can Now Ban You For What You Do On Other Websites

Wikipedia, the world’s most popular online encyclopedia, is facing controversy after banning a long-time editor for “off-site harassment.” No details of the alleged offence were given to other Wikipedians, who now accuse the site’s quasi-official disciplinary committee of lacking transparency.

Wikipedia Trolls Tie Ben Carson To Pedophiles At Top Of Google Search Results

Republican presidential contender Dr. Ben Carson’s Google search results have been manipulated to prominently link his name to the “North American Man-Boy Love Association” (NAMBLA), a pedophile advocacy group.The top search result for Ben Carson on Google is his Wikipedia page, after sponsored links and news. The NAMBLA Wikipedia page is featured as the first related link on Carson’s Wikipedia blurb, just below his name.

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Russia Lifts Wikipedia Ban After Matter Of Hours

Russia briefly banned and then unbanned the entire Wikipedia site today following an outbreak of panic among internet users in the country. A court in the small town of Chyorny Yar had imposed the ban after over concerns that an

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Grant Shapps: Wikipedia Users Colluding Against Me

Former Conservative Party Chairman Grant Shapps has failed to unmask a mystery Wikipedia contributor who he alleges altered his page, because key emails were deleted. Shapps has alleged the incident proves “collusion” against him. Shapps faced accusations in the run-up to

Shapps Case Raises Questions For Wikipedia And The Guardian

The Guardian reader’s editor is investigating complaints against the newspaper after it reported leaked information that former Cabinet Minister Grant Shapps edited his own Wikipedia page and that of other Conservative ministers via a “sockpuppet” account. The claims were made by

France: Sarkozy Party Accused of Plagiarizing Assyrian Genocide Bill

The French UMP (Union for a Popular Movement) Party is facing controversy following the discovery that a large part of a bill presented to the French legislature in remembrance of the Armenian genocide was plagiarized from Wikipedia. Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is a member of the UMP.