(Natural News) Anyone who has ever looked something up online has probably come across the collaboratively modified encyclopedia Wikipedia. After all, it is the world’s fifth biggest website. While some people may consider it authoritative simply because it is so vast, attracting an estimated 6.1 billion visitors each month and making up the most-read work of reference in history, it is so prone to error and bias that many people now simply click right past it and many reasonable teachers won’t accept it as a source for reports. One person who’s especially distrustful of Wikipedia, however, is one of its own co-founders, Larry Sanger.
At first, Wikipedia was written and monitored by a community of volunteers who worked together and raised flags when information was not backed up with facts. This battle of ideas was at the heart of the platform’s original commitment to neutrality. However, times have changed, and it has now become an increasingly biased source, in many cases taking a liberal viewpoint that often comes across as propaganda.
In 2007, Sanger left the site and said that it was “broken beyond repair.”
Sanger gives examples of Wikipedia’s bias
He recently sat down with Lockdown TV’s Freddie Sayers to discuss the sad state of the site. For example, he pointed out, “You can’t cite the Daily Mail at all. You can’t cite Fox News on socio-political issues either. It’s banned. So what does that mean? It means that if a controversy does not appear in the mainstream center-Left media, then it’s not going to appear on Wikipedia.”
This can be demonstrated by looking at the site’s coverage of COVID. According to Sanger, its articles on the topic parrot the viewpoints of the World Economic Forum, the World Health Organization, the CDC, the World Economic Council and Dr. Fauci. He said, “There’s a global enforcement of a certain point of view, which is amazing to me, amazing to a libertarian or a liberty-loving conservative.”