Wikipedia or is a website that presents itself as "the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit",[3] whose goal is to "compile the sum of all human knowledge", an obvious impossibility.[4] In reality, not anyone can edit any article; some articles, like the one on Adolf Hitler, can only be edited by registered users "after 4 days and 10 edits".[5][6] Neither RationalWiki nor Conservapedia announce that they are "free encyclopedias" on their main pages, yet Wikipedia chooses to state the obvious and tell people its service is free.[7][8] There is a link on Wikipedia's sidebar that says "Donate to Wikipedia" that one can click on if one wants to donate.[9] Wikipedia has also been known to display a black-and-yellow banner saying that if everyone were to donate a certain amount, its "fundraiser would be done within an hour".[10] Both the administrators and the people who write the articles are volunteers.[5] "Breitbart News" has asserted that the administrators have Leftist bias in an article in which it presents Infogalactic as an alternative.[11]

Milo Yiannopoulos's article

On 5 February 2017 at 23:10, an editor named MrX undid an edit in Milo Yiannopoulos's Wikipedia article that talked about him having "lost his virginity at age 13 'in an interracial fivesome with a drag queen'"[12] and having an open mind to "therapies" to get "cured" of homosexuality.[13][14] A user named Emir of Wikipedia had said at 22:36: "Just because the content is sexually contreversial it does not mean we should remove it."[15] MrX claimed that the material was "trivial" and "poorly sourced",[15] even though the sources, two YouTube videos, clearly show it's Milo talking.[13][16][14] An editor named FreeKnowledgeCreator was also involved, telling Emir of Wikipedia at 22:28 that there was 'no need to repeat every claim Yiannopoulos makes, and no apparent reason why this is necessary information'.[15] MrX's edit prevailed and Emir of Wikipedia's edit was left out of the article.[15] Milo resigned from "Breitbart News" on 21 February 2017.[17]

Stephen Yaxley-Lennon's article

On 7 June 2017, at 16:52, the article on Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, a.k.a. Tommy Robinson, was edited by an anonymous user, who took out the words "Robinson is Jewish". The anonymous user left the message "Removed incorrect info, he isn't Jewish", but didn't cite any source. The source stating Stephen is Jewish was Stephen himself and Jon Gaunt talking on "The Jon Gaunt Show". Jon Gaunt had said "I know you're Jewish", to which he responded "I am."[18][19]

External links


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  2. " Traffic Statistics". 22 April 2017. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  3. "Welcome to Wikipedia". Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  4. Tom Simonite (22 October 2013). "The Decline of Wikipedia". Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Katie Hafner (17 June 2006). "Growing Wikipedia Refines Its 'Anyone Can Edit' Policy". Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  6. "View source for Adolf Hitler". Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  7. "Welcome to RationalWiki!" Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  8. "Featured on Conservapedia". conservapedia. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  9. "Welcome to Wikipedia". Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  10. Caitlin Dewey (2 December 2015). "Wikipedia has a ton of money. So why is it begging you to donate yours?" Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  11. Lucas Nolan (10 October 2016). "Infogalactic Launches as Alternative to Biased Wikipedia". Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  12. "Milo Yiannopoulos - PaulsEgo - TheAmazingAtheist - and More! DPP #193". 53:00. Posted by "Drunken Peasants" on 4 January 2016. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  13. 13.0 13.1 "Milo Yiannopoulos - PaulsEgo - TheAmazingAtheist - and More! DPP #193". 23:15. Posted by "Drunken Peasants" on 4 January 2016. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  14. 14.0 14.1 "Milo Yiannopoulos: Difference between revisions". Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 "Milo Yiannopoulos: Revision history". Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  16. Joe Rogan, Milo Yiannopoulos (30 September 2015). "Joe Rogan Experience #702 - Milo Yiannopoulos". YouTube. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  17. 'Breitbart News' (21 February 2017). "MILO Resigns from Breitbart News". Retrieved 22 February 2017.
  18. "Tommy Robinson; I'm FURIOUS that our Government will do nothing again after Manchester." (2:05). YouTube. 27 May 2017. "The John Gaunt Show". Retrieved 5 June 2017.
  19. "Tommy Robinson (activist): Difference between revisions". Retrieved 16 June 2017.