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Sun May 26, 2019, 07:04 PM

"Wikipedia Is... Broken," Controlled By Special Interests & Bad Actors Says Co-Founder

As an open source, Wikipedia can be added to or edited by anyone in the world through knowledge base websites called wikis, which allow users to collaboratively modify content. However, Sanger claims that this has become one of Wikipedia’s biggest downfalls.

In its early days, “Wikipedia itself had special challenges,” he explained. “One was simply to teach everyone who arrived at the wiki, which was basically a blank bulletin board that could have become whatever we wanted it to become, that we intended to build an encyclopedia. A lot of people didn’t seem to know what that meant, or maybe they just didn’t care,” he said.

“Wikipedia itself had special challenges,” Larry Sanger, Wikipedia co-founder.

“Another hurdle was to figure out how to rein in the bad actors so that they did not ruin the project for everyone else. Unfortunately, we never did come up with a good solution for that one,” Sanger added.

“Wikipedia is a broken system as a result,” he said.

It is this flaw that has earned Wikipedia its reputation as an often untrustworthy source of information, particularly during times of discussion around misinformation and ‘fake news,’ a term which Sanger finds problematic.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-26/wikipedia-broken-controlled-special-interests-bad-actors-says-co-founder

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Reply "Wikipedia Is... Broken," Controlled By Special Interests & Bad Actors Says Co-Founder (Original post)
Let it go May 2019 OP
Butchie_T May 2019 #1
Da Mannn May 2019 #2
shogun May 2019 #3
KittyCatIdiots May 2019 #4
New Deal Democrat May 2019 #5
KittyCatIdiots May 2019 #6
Let it go May 2019 #11
New Deal Democrat May 2019 #13
Let it go May 2019 #14
bfox74 May 2019 #12
RCW2014 May 2019 #7
stygmata May 2019 #8
Banshee 3 Actual May 2019 #9
New Deal Democrat May 2019 #10
jh4freedom May 2019 #15

Response to Let it go (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 07:24 PM

1. Yeah...

...no shit about that.

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Response to Let it go (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 07:24 PM

2. Wiki exists so Lefties can present lies as truth, just like CNN

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Response to Let it go (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 07:37 PM

3. You can double check info on snopes

Problem solved!

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Response to Let it go (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 07:47 PM

5. This message brought to you by Zero Hedge.

Which is an extreme right biased conspiracy website.

https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/zero-hedge/

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Response to Let it go (Reply #11)

Mon May 27, 2019, 07:13 AM

13. 150sec seems more honest.

Larry Sanger left Wikipedia in 2002 - under less than amiable conditions, I believe. He has since joined Everipedia, and is promoting it as a better alternative to Wikipedia. Here is an alternative point of view about Everipedia:

Everipedia is the Wikipedia for being wrong

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Response to New Deal Democrat (Reply #13)

Mon May 27, 2019, 01:32 PM

14. Wikipedia scums removed Sharyl Attkisons emmys for political purposes.


?s=21

It’s been co-opted by people with agendas

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Response to New Deal Democrat (Reply #5)

Mon May 27, 2019, 05:21 AM

12. Can you prove that Larry Sanger is lying?

You must think he is or you wouldn't have made this post.

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Response to Let it go (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 08:06 PM

7. That's right. If faux knews and sean hannity hasn't pulled it outta their rectums, it isn't true.

Oh how "those people" hate the internet and free flow of information.

That said, take nothing from any source at face value.

{{{They}}} lost their control of the message, indeed!

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Response to Let it go (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 09:20 PM

8. WP has always been biased

Look at the talk pages for the Obamacare article - it's actually funny how they twist and turn to try and polish that turd.

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Sun May 26, 2019, 09:22 PM

9. Wiki uses footnotes that can be checked to verify if an article is vandalized

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Response to Banshee 3 Actual (Reply #9)

Sun May 26, 2019, 09:33 PM

10. And you can select the View History at the top of each article

That way you can see how many times the article has been edited, and what it looked like before each revision.

This guy Larry Sanger got into a pissing match with one or more of the other Wikipedia founders. Now he's trying to sell the idea that his own website should become the new Wikipedia.

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Response to Let it go (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 01:47 PM

15. A way to confirm anything on Wikipedia

Is to click on the links in the “References” section of any entry and go to the original sources of information in an article to see how valid and/or biased they are.
Every encyclopedia ever written is also biased by who wrote and edited its entries.

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