Leftist Bias Has Broken Wikipedia Platform

Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger

We have long observed the consistently liberal slant of Wikipedia. Anything pertaining to the Bible is biased toward unbelief. The following statement focuses on Wikipedia’s political bias: “Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger is criticizing the site’s left-wing bias, saying the popular online encyclopedia has become an irretrievably broken platform for socialism. ‘The days of Wikipedia’s robust commitment to neutrality are long gone,’ Mr. Sanger told Fox News in a new interview. ‘Wikipedia’s ideological and religious bias is real and troubling, particularly in a resource that continues to be treated by many as an unbiased reference work.’ Mr. Sanger, 52, co-founded the site with Jimmy Wales in January 2001. The Fox analysis cited the two main pages for ‘Socialism’ and ‘Communism’ that span 28,000 words but lack any discussion of the genocides committed by socialist and communist regimes, in which tens of millions of people were murdered and starved. In a blog post, Mr. Sanger said examples of bias on Wikipedia ‘have become embarrassingly easy to find,’ pointing to the entries for former Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump. ‘The Barack Obama article completely fails to mention many well-known scandals’. The entry about Mr. Trump shows that Wikipedia’s neutrality ‘is a joke’” (“Co-founder says Wikipedia’s neutrality ‘long gone,’” The Washington Times, Feb. 21, 2021).

(Friday Church News Notes, February 26, 2021, www.wayoflife.org, fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143)