(PatrioticPost.com)- If you’ve ever noticed that Wikipedia smears right-wing authors, activists, and public figures but published positive essays about the left, then you’re not alone. Even the co-founder of the website has admitted that the site is effectively “dead” because of the bias displayed on its digital pages.
Larry Sanger, who co-founded the online encyclopaedia, recently published a blog post explaining how the website has lost the “neutral point of view” it was originally intended to promote and that the policy of remaining neutral is “dead” because of the bias on the website. Sanger specifically referenced the article about President Donald Trump, which is full of negative reporting and semi-truths.
He compared the article about former President Barack Obama, which remains largely clean of any negative aspects of his presidency or scandals he was associated with.
Sanger also warned that Wikipedia has a poor track record on accurately reporting on controversial topics and religion. This was demonstrated when Fox News covered the comments Sanger made in his blog post, when Wikipedia editors completely ignored the bias that Sanger identified in his post and instead attacked Fox News and Sanger for talking about it.
Anyone who is familiar with Wikipedia will understand that all too well.
The blog post was published on May 14 and was titled “Wikipedia Is Badly Biased.” In the piece, Sanger also discussed how issues like abortion are written in a way that favors a left-wing point of view. Abortion is a good example of this, as if you check the page right now, it is described as “one of the safest procedures in medicine.” Conservatives and anti-abortion activists may well disagree with that claim, given that abortion literally results in the death of a human being.
Sanger also showed how gay adoption, the legalization of drugs, and other political topics that are hotly debated were all painted in positive lights without considering the fact that there is an opposing side. The Wikipedia co-founder also criticized Wikipedia for its coverage of religion, Christianity in particular, describing the page about Jesus Christ as a “liberal academic discussions” that doesn’t explain orthodox or traditional views on “controversies” related to Jesus.
You can read the full blog post here, but be warned…it’ll make you angry!