Is Wikipedia Truth-a-Pedia? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

Do not add to the word which I command you, nor diminish from it, to observe the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you.

deuteronomy 4:2

god’s pronouncement prohibiting text change to the torah evidences his brilliant vision and understanding of human nature. this is to be expected from the master of the universe. larry sanger, a co-founder of wikipedia, perhaps, has a newfound appreciation towards god’s wisdom.

wikipedia has been considered as a quick, easy, and reliable internet encyclopedia. google provides wikipedia articles at the top of many search results. times have changed…

mr. sanger recently stated “you can trust it to give a reliably establishment point of view on pretty much everything. can you trust it always to give you the truth? well, it depends on what you think the truth is,” sanger said… on lockdowntv with freddie sayers.  foxnews.com

“sanger feels wikipedia has changed considerably… he said the site is no longer committed to neutrality and doesn’t feature different points of view.”  in a 2020 blog post, he said that the site is “badly biased,” “no longer has an effective neutrality policy” “there is a rewritten policy, but it endorses the utterly bankrupt canard of journalistic ‘false balance,’ which is directly contradictory to the original neutrality policy. as a result, even as journalists turn to opinion and activism, wikipedia now touts controversial points of view on politics, religion, and science,” sanger wrote. “examples have become embarrassingly easy to find.” foxnews.com

wikipedia appears to be victimized not only by “fake news” but by “make news.” politicians and social activists act in collusion with the media to produce content that serves their interest or agendas with lies and falsehoods. politicians and activists use “make news” articles to back up their claims. they assert they are being credible because they rely on news sources. thus, the media conspires to place politicians’ and activists’ lies and misinformation into a more “credible” format. after these articles are exposued lies, the politicians and social activists simply deny they lied and assert their belief that they thought the article was true. wikipedia articles employing these bogus articles as reference sources destroy the site’s credibility.

wikipedia has also had a problem with individuals editing an “undesirable” person’s article and placing derogatory comments.

in sum, mr. sager and his co-creator gifted with internet with a tremendous resource. unfortunately, there is a societal segment which traffics in dishonesty. they believe that the truth should not stand in the ways of their agendas.

this trend in the media and social media runs afoul with the ten commandments’ principle concerning truthfulness and the prohibition against lying. fortunately, there are individuals and publications, outside of wikipedia, who have placed truthful and accurate content on the internet. thus, wikipedia may not be the one stop shop on the internet with respect to a variety of article topics.

in sum, we are all blessed by god’s “original” words in the torah. all interested have direct access to the same words that were propounded thousands of years ago. as a result, we share a collective understanding of the world with those from the past and the truths that make society work. in part, we must show gratitude to the sofers, or scribes, who have, for thousands of years, taken the responsibility to accurately create new torah scrolls by carefully making sure that the text is correct to the letter.

be well!!

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ikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger blasts site for left-wing bias: ‘The word for it is propaganda’

‘You can trust it to give a reliably establishment point of view on pretty much everything’

Brian Flood

By Brian Flood| Fox News

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Media top headlines July 16

A journalist ripping how the Steele dossier was covered, the White House saying it would work with Facebook to flag ‘misinformation’ on COVID-19, and Rep. Jim Clyburn getting Four Pinocchios for his voter ID claim round out today’s media headlines.

Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger continued his criticism this week of the online encyclopedia that he helped create, citing the page on President Biden as an example of its leftist bias.

“You can trust it to give a reliably establishment point of view on pretty much everything. Can you trust it always to give you the truth? Well, it depends on what you think the truth is,” Sanger said Wednesday on LockdownTV with Freddie Sayers. 

WIKIPEDIA CO-FOUNDER LARRY SANGER SAYS ONLINE ENCYCLOPEDIA SCRAPPED NEUTRALITY, FAVORS LEFTY POLITICS

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Sanger feels Wikipedia has changed considerably since he founded it alongside Jimmy Wales in 2001 and has been a critic for more than a decade. He said the site is no longer committed to neutrality and doesn’t feature different points of view. 

Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger feels the site is now biased. (Getty Images)

Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger feels the site is now biased. (Getty Images)

“Wikipedia is known, now, by everyone to have a lot of influence in the world … so there is a very big, nasty, complex game being played behind the scenes to make the articles say what somebody wants them to say,” Sanger said, adding the site has a liberal bias.

“The Biden article, if you look at it, has very little by way of the concerns that Republicans have had about him,” Sanger said. “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.”

INSIDE WIKIPEDIA’S LEFTIST BIAS: SOCIALISM PAGES WHITEWASHED, COMMUNIST ATROCITIES BURIED

Sanger, who left the site in 2002, pointed to a short paragraph about concerns related to Biden and Ukraine on his lengthy Wikipedia entry.

“What little can be found is extremely biased and reads like a defense counsel’s brief, really,” Sanger said. 

Wikipedia did not immediately respond to a request for comment.  https://f61435e23085b7e63959b2fbb2ae941e.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.htmlhttps://www.youtube.com/embed/l0P4Cf0UCwU

Sanger has made similar comments in the past and penned a 2020 blog post declaring that the site is “badly biased,” “no longer has an effective neutrality policy” and clearly favors left-wing politics. He wrote it has long forgotten its original policy of aiming to neutrally present information, and nowadays the crowd-sourced online encyclopedia reliably covers politics from a liberal point of view. 

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“There is a rewritten policy, but it endorses the utterly bankrupt canard of journalistic ‘false balance,’ which is directly contradictory to the original neutrality policy. As a result, even as journalists turn to opinion and activism, Wikipedia now touts controversial points of view on politics, religion, and science,” Sanger wrote. “Examples have become embarrassingly easy to find.”

The Wikipedia co-founder expanded on that notion during his chat with Sayers. 

“The word for it is propaganda,” he said. 

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