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Nobody should trust Wikipedia, says man who invented Wikipedia (independent.co.uk)
13 points by pepperberg 11 days ago | hide | past | favorite | 4 comments






I'm intrigued by the process that results in this being reported by a nominally left-leaning paper, but leaving out all the details that make it clear that it's left wing bias at work.

> "You can't cite the Daily Mail or Fox News on socio-political issues."

> On today's #LDTV, Wikipedia co-founder @lsanger claims that the website's Left-wing bias is so strong that publications like the Daily Mail and Fox are "banned".

Don't miss https://unherd.com/thepost/wikipe

Is it purely monetary in that if they'd included any of those details in the headline then no one would have clicked? The right-leaning papers and source of the video all thought that was the main point of his argument, but this newspaper leaves it all quite vague.


> ...but leaving out all the details that make it clear that it's left wing bias at work.

What? The article's sole example is about the lack of Republican viewpoint on the Joe Biden article.


Yes, and because it's a single example and buried inside the article, you might think, oh that's a weird choice. But if they said in the headline "Don't trust Wikipedia, they think don't think Covid is a marxist conspiracy!" then they'd maybe get less click throughs and ad impressions.



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