Wikipedia – A Tool Of The Ruling Elite

Lucas Evans
Lucas Evans

youtube.com/watch?v=nDPrpKDjQ5U

On the latest episode of On Contact hosted by Chris Hedges, investigative journalist Helen Buyniski exposes Jimmy Wales' egalitarian Wikipedia as yet another tool of the ruling elite.

medium.com/@helen.buyniski/wikipedia-rotten-to-the-core-dcc435781c45
Wikipedia: Rotten to the Core

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everipedia.org/
ecured.cu
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:What_Wikipedia_is_not#Wikipedia_is_not_an_anarchy_or_forum_for_free_speech
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Wales#Political_and_economic_views

Hudson Hughes
Hudson Hughes

We need a leftist wiki, Wikipedia is incredibly biased and selective when it comes to soviet history

Asher Clark
Asher Clark

We need a new internet.

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Angel Wood
Angel Wood

This is why communists need to support decentralised internet projects in the same way they support free and open source software. Otherwise we risk losing one of the biggest spaces for organising there is.

Zachary Hall
Zachary Hall

Shame. It's a good idea but not a good source for the truth.

Logan Jackson
Logan Jackson

it's really fucking deppressing how people's only perspective and use of the internet is facebook, youtube, google and maybe twitter and their email. The capitalists once again won in their war on making people consume the same trash all over again without any ounce of criticism or thought. Same shit as movies and even literature.

Samuel Williams
Samuel Williams

leftypol.wikia.com

Adam Powell
Adam Powell

We need a way to decentralise the internet at layer 1. I thought CJDNS had a lot of potential back in the day.

Daniel Ward
Daniel Ward

No need to create a whole new wiki when a better alternative to Wikipedia already exists.
everipedia.org/

Zachary Clark
Zachary Clark

The Cubans got this: ecured.cu

Nicholas Roberts
Nicholas Roberts

Wasn't the internet always a tool of the US state?

Gavin Cruz
Gavin Cruz

I mean the first "dissidence" that appeared on the internet was neo-nazism.

Thomas Butler
Thomas Butler

CJDNS
Yeah, it's an interesting project. Out of curiosity, what's your opinion of GNUnet?

Austin Mitchell
Austin Mitchell

It's incredibly selective towards leftism in general.

That's why I created pic related.

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Michael Cox
Michael Cox

i thought this was /tv/ for a minute and got very confused.

Jayden Miller
Jayden Miller

what made me rethink wikipedia's trustworthiness is the radical changes there are between different languages of the same entry. specifically with regard to numbers and statistics, it's absolutely unreliable. maybe the english wiki has greater scrutiny or standards but i would never again trust it with anything other than providing an overview of a subject and further reading

Adam Gomez
Adam Gomez

Wikipedia's articles on Marxism are pure old-school Trot bullshit. Reading them you'd swear-to-god Cliff wrote them himself.

Jaxon Clark
Jaxon Clark

bump

Ethan Sanders
Ethan Sanders

Should we try to get this going again? Maybe we should reach out to other leftist communities online (even radlib infested ones).

Jaxon Diaz
Jaxon Diaz

Yes I am planning on doing so. My plan was to do it all in one go to generate momentum and buzz.

Are you CyberSynGANG by any chance?

Bentley Taylor
Bentley Taylor

I usually trust Wikipedia as an overview of material on everything except specific politics where vested interest might be at play.

William Torres
William Torres

Yeah, I just did two articles.

Parker Torres
Parker Torres

Yeah I saw.

I like your work, so if you ever want to become an administrator let me know.

Joshua Johnson
Joshua Johnson

I created this recently geared towards this imageboard.
leftypol.wikia.com
The intention being that there is a lot of great content written by posters that would be nice to store for future reference.
For example, there is no good way of storing and cataloging rare good responses to the daily idpol thread made by redditors and /pol/tards. It would be better to either point the OP to an article, or to simply copy paste an already good response from the wiki. I fear that bad ideas propagate because good posters are tired of making the same arguments over and over.
It would be nice to catalogue news user's posts. Not sure if it makes sense to include an archive link to the thread.
There's also all the infographs, articles, books, philosophers, etc that posters write about, that would be nice to have an organized place to dump the information to retrieve later.
Again, the intention is not to write content for the wiki itself, but to store good content (and reference to good content) posted on this board.
Happy to make anyone an admin and open to suggestions and criticism.

Ryder Baker
Ryder Baker

I don't see too much of an overlap as they both serve totally different purposes.

Dominic Rodriguez
Dominic Rodriguez

yeah me too. a lot of articles about venezuela exist only in spanish and the history is a more edited in favor of oil companies on english. Things about elections even change while i'm watching them because dedicated gusanos have power user accounts to talk nice about their friends.

Adrian Diaz
Adrian Diaz

Its interesting to go through the history and see how the page looked years ago or who got thrown out in talk for not doing what jimmy wants.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:What_Wikipedia_is_not#Wikipedia_is_not_an_anarchy_or_forum_for_free_speech
The fact that Wikipedia is an open, self-governing project does not mean that any part of its purpose is to explore the viability of anarchist communities. Our purpose is to build an encyclopedia, not to test the limits of anarchism.

Wikipedia is not an experiment in democracy or any other political system.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Wales#Political_and_economic_views
Wales is a self-avowed Objectivist,[85] referring to the philosophy invented by writer Ayn Rand in the mid-20th century that emphasizes reason, individualism, and capitalism. Wales first encountered the philosophy through reading Rand's novel The Fountainhead during his undergraduate period

When asked if he could trace "the Ayn Rand connection" to a personal political philosophy at the time of the interview, Wales labeled himself a libertarian, qualifying his remark by referring to the U.S. Libertarian Party as "lunatics", and citing "freedom, liberty, basically individual rights, that idea of dealing with other people in a manner that is not initiating force against them"

when I found this out I started checking history for deleted sources

Isaiah Fisher
Isaiah Fisher

North Korea articles are full of [citation needed] and it doesn't get changed for years.

The most common thing is also sock puppet accounts editing in "conspiracy theorist" for leftist personalities or alternative journalists. If you follow the rate at which they do it is pretty much clear you aren't dealing with a single person.