Published On: Mon, Jul 19th, 2021

Wikipedia Co-Founder Criticizes Site for ‘Reliably Establishment’ Bias, Leftist ‘Propaganda’

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Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger said in a recent interview that the site has become little more than “propaganda” and denounced what he called its “reliably establishment” bias. Speaking to online blog UnHerd last week, Sanger said Wikipedia “seems to assume that there is only one legitimate defensible version of the truth on any controversial question,” adding that the predominant perspective presented on the site is left-leaning. “The word for it is propaganda when it’s systematic, and that’s really what we’re dealing with on Wikipedia,” said Sanger, who co-founded the site in 2001 before leaving the project and later becoming a vocal critic. “You can trust it to give a reliably establishment point of view on pretty much everything,” Sanger said of Wikipedia. “Can you trust it to always give you the truth? Well, it depends on what you think the truth is.” Wikipedia officials didn’t immediately respond to a request by …

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