Larry Sanger, the co-founder of Wikipedia, has stated that no person ought to believe the crowd-sourced online encyclopedia as it’s run by left-leaning volunteers.
He stated that the site is now unreliable because it doesn’t permit content material that doesn’t match the leftists’ agenda. Subsequently, individuals can’t get a complete view of the subjects.
In an interview with Lockdown TV, Sanger explained that “if only one version of the facts is allowed, then that gives a huge incentive to wealthy and powerful people to seize control of things like Wikipedia in order to shore up their power. And they do that.”
He added that Wikipedia “seems to assume that there is only one legitimate defensible version of the truth on any controversial question.”
Larry Sanger said that Wikipedia lost its neutral nature in 2009 before which editors from all ideologies will debate equally before deciding what should be published on the platform.
Sanger used a section from President Joe Biden’s page as an example, saying the information doesn’t include a GOP perspective.
“The Biden article, if you look at it, has very little by way of the concerns that Republicans have had about him,” he explained. “So if you want to have anything remotely resembling the Republican point of view about Biden, you’re not going to get it from the article.”
The Wikipedia page on Hunter Biden is even more shocking, as it does not mention anything about the content found in his laptop. The article does say no evidence of wrongdoing was found “after the seizure of a laptop purportedly belonging to Biden”
He argued that there should be at least a paragraph about the Ukraine scandal but there is very little.
“Very little of that can be found in Wikipedia. What little can be found is extremely biased and reads like a defence counsel’s brief, really,” he said.
He further stated that Wikipedia’s protection of Covid-19 could also be very biased, as they only reproduce the view of the World Economic Council or World Economic Forum, the World Health Organisation, the CDC, and varied different institution mouthpieces like Anthony Fauci.
Stating that it has become just leftist media houses, Larry said that significant media houses like Daily Mail and Fox News are blocklisted by it. This means if something is covered by these published publications but not by the leftist media houses, that can’t be published on Wikipedia.
Sanger had left Wikipedia over differences with co-founder Jimmy Wales over how to run the website and has since become a staunch critic of it for its left-leaning bias.