Wikipedia Founder: Wikipedia Has Abandoned ‘Neutrality’ as a Policy

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May 19th, 2020 8:31 AM
The founder of Wikipedia, Larry Sanger, has some harsh words for his old platform, which he said has changed from what he wanted it to be. “Wikipedia no longer has an effective neutrality policy,” he wrote in his blog on May 14. “Wikipedia no longer has an effective neutrality policy,” he wrote in his blog on May 14. He used as an example the difference between the…

Wikipedia Debates Changing ‘Spanish Flu’ Name with PC Naming Fight

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March 20th, 2020 2:38 PM
Wikipedia contributors have waged a fierce debate over whether they should change the name of diseases to be more PC as the virus from Wuhan, China reaches across the world. Wikipedia is debating whether history itself needs to be changed to fit modern PC standards. The proposal “that Spanish flu be renamed and moved to 1918 influenza pandemic” has divided Wikipedia’s…

Wikipedia Founder Launches Social Media Site to Fight ‘Fake News’

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November 14th, 2019 1:33 PM
The founder of the liberal crowdsourced information platform Wikipedia, which received $2 million from liberal billionaire George Soros, is launching a social media site to rival Facebook and Twitter.  Jimmy Wales said in a tweet that WT:Social is a response to the “fake news and low quality content” that can be found on Facebook and Twitter.

Hacked Wikipedia Page Smears PragerU With Vulgar Description

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September 10th, 2019 1:33 PM
Big Tech companies like Facebook and YouTube would like users to believe Wikipedia is the ultimate objective source of information. But a recent hack proves that contention false. On conservative organization PragerU’s Wikipedia page, the logo was changed to a more vulgar claim.

Facebook Uses Wikipedia to Call Conservative News ‘Harmful’ ‘Lies’

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April 25th, 2019 11:44 AM
Facebook is subtly trying to discredit conservative media as “conspiracy theories” and it’s using Wikipedia to do it. The company’s latest policy update, “Expanding Our Fact-Checking Program,” included new details on how the platform planned to combat “misinformation.”

Reliable Source? Wikipedia Swaps Trump's Picture to Vulgar Photo

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December 4th, 2018 2:44 PM
Wikipedia is considered by many in the media to be “the Internet’s greatest store of knowledge.” But what happens when that knowledge is compromised?

Google Considers Removing Controversial Knowledge Panel

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November 29th, 2018 2:14 PM
With concerns about tech bias dominating the news cycle, Google wants to remove its information panel from search engine results. The Knowledge Panel, generated primarily by crowd-sourced information website Wikipedia, is often the first thing users see when searching a topic such as a celebrity, historical figure, or political party.
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MRC's Bozell: Tech Giant Censorship Is Worst in The 'History of Man'

April 17th, 2018 12:05 AM
In a Monday appearance on Fox News Channel’s The Ingraham Angle, MRC founder and president Brent Bozell ripped into the liberal tech giants for censoring conservative thought on their social media platforms. “This is emerging, the greatest censorship of free speech worldwide in the history of man,” he exclaimed, referring to the findings of the blockbuster study conducted…

CNN’s Byers Laments ‘Drain of Talent’ With Harassers Leaving Media

November 21st, 2017 11:41 PM
On Tuesday night, Twitter’s new 280-character limit appeared to have claimed its first victim. In an unbelievable and now deleted tweet, CNN media reporter Dylan Byers openly lamented how much “talent” the media and the entertainment industries was losing because of the flood of sexual harassment allegations. As expected, the reaction was swift and fierce and garnered literally…

NY Times CEO: Social Media Should Subsidize 'Real Journalism'

December 15th, 2016 7:40 PM
The day after Election Day, Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner met with President Barack Obama. The primary takeaway from that interview, published in late November, was, as Tim Graham at NewsBusters noted, how Obama partly blamed Hillary Clinton's election loss to Donald Trump on “Fox News in every bar and restaurant in big chunks of the country.” Additionally, Wenner, in what…

At AP, Fidel Castro at 90 Is 'Inspiration' For 'Communist Orthodoxy'

August 2nd, 2016 1:02 PM
Five years ago, the Associated Press was so excited about the imminent 85th birthday of Fidel Castro, Communist Cuba's dictator emeritus, that its Images Group promoted a package of "iconic images and videos" subscribing outlets could purchase and use. It described Castro as a "source of inspiration for many people throughout the world." Thus, it should surprise no one…

AP Hides Truth About Death of Moderate Muslim Asad Shah in Scotland

March 27th, 2016 3:37 PM
Perhaps it would be understandable if U.S. media outlets chose not to cover the death of Asad Shah in Scotland. After all, it occurred overseas, and only one person has died. But the Associated Press did decide to cover the story and post it at its subscribers' U.S. news sites. As such, the AP has a duty to reveal what is known at the time its reports appear. Thus far, it has failed…

West Va. Is Now 26th Right-To-Work State; AP Coverage Predictably Weak

February 20th, 2016 10:12 AM
West Virginia became the nation's 26th state with a "right-to-work" law a bit over a week ago. At the same time, it also repealed "prevailing wage" requirements for public construction projects. The idea that the formerly Democrat-dominated Mountain State would pass either item was unthinkable as little as a decade ago. That was before the Obama administration began its…
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LA Times Reporter: CMP's Vids Are Like 'Discredited' Swiftvets 'Smear'

August 22nd, 2015 1:11 PM
Well, this was inevitable. On the same day that the Center for Medical Progress exposed the CEO of former Planned Parenthood partner StemExpress laughing "about shipping whole baby heads," a reporter at the Los Angeles Times, in what I have beeen told is a front-page story, has compared CMP's video campaign exposing the commerce in baby body parts to the 2004 Swift Boat Veterans for…