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Wikipedia Co-Founder: “Wikipedia’s ideological and religious bias is real and troubling”

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Wikipedia is a joke that also happens to be one of the most visited websites on the planet. Alexa ranked at 13, the “resource” has a history of annoying educators at every level but continues to serve as a citation for all things despite an increasingly left-ward bent.

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A problem that one of the site’s co-founders would like to remedy.


Last May, Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger wrote an op-ed on his personal website titled “Wikipedia is Badly Biased” claiming that Wikipedia’s neutrality policy — known as “NPOV,” or neutral point of view — “is dead.”

. . . Sanger told Just the News that his new, forthcoming project, called “Encyclosphere,” is a decentralized network of the world’s encyclopedias, what he called “an old-fashioned, leaderless, ownerless network, like the blogosphere.”


Sanger’s problem with his previous creation seems clear. While it is billed as a thing that anyone can edit, that is not true. The folks who rule the editorial roost run the unbiased service a lot like the Communist Chinese. You shall accumulate social credit and the approval of more experienced contributors and editors who ensure that,


The two main pages for “Socialism” and “Communism” span a massive 28,000 words, and yet they contain no discussion of the genocides committed by socialist and communist regimes, in which tens of millions of people were murdered and starved.

“The omission of large-scale mass murder, slave labor, and man-made famines is negligent and deeply misleading,” economics professor Bryan Caplan, who has studied the history of communism, told Fox News.


Maybe those editors are the communist Chinese, or, more likely, academics and influencers who receive grant money or other indulgences. No, that idea is not conspiratorial at all.

Universities and their staff continue to be exposed for having ties to China. We’ve reported on the Confucius Institutes (like the one at UNH), which are used to funnel money to progressive learning institutions that then find ways to stop reports or research unfavorable to the Chinese Government.

A competitor would be welcome, but, as you all know, the success of Wikipedia lies in part with the favoritism it receives from search masters like Google. It is a favored child of the search Kraken.

The success of Encyclosphere will depend on that leaderless blogosphere to keep it in front of people until it becomes their go-to resource. Assuming, of course, that it too is not poised by the same well – bought up by Alphabet or Facebook or Amazon and shut down or neutered.

Such is the digital world in which we live at least part of our lives. But that’s no reason not to start virtual brushfires for liberty. In fact, we highly recommend that and will support Larry Sanger’s efforts if they prove to be what he claims.

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