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Wikipedia Cofounder Warns Online Encyclopedia is Overloaded with Liberal Sources


Co-founder of Wikipedia Larry Sanger has a message for the site’s users: beware, it’s overloaded with liberal propaganda and counteracts democracy. 

“In short, and with few exceptions, only globalist, progressive mainstream sources – and sources friendly to globalist progressivism – are permitted,” Sanger wrote in an article titled “Wikipedia is more one-sided than ever.” 

It is no secret that much of Big Tech and the world-wide-web has a bias against conservatives, so this doesn’t come as much of a surprise. 

“It is not too far to say that Wikipedia, like many other deeply biased institutions of our brave new digital world, has made itself into a kind of thought police that has de facto shackled conservative viewpoints with which they disagree,” he added. “Democracy cannot thrive under such conditions: I maintain that Wikipedia has become an opponent of vigorous democracy.” 

Sanger cited examples like the entries for Black Lives Matter, the 2020 election and Trump’s two impeachment, according to Just the News. He also indicated that conservative sites like Fox News, the New York Post and The Federalist are banned as official sources. 

“Those might be contrarian or conservative, but they are hardly ‘radical’; they are still mainstream,” he wrote. “So, how on earth can such viewpoints ever be given an airing on Wikipedia? Answer: often, they cannot, not if there are no ‘reliable sources’ available to report about them.”