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  • Ł30,000 to teach pupils how to use Wikipedia: Fury after council pays IT expert to show children…

    06/14/2015 1:26:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 10:06 EST, 14 June 2015 | Martin Delgado
    A Ł30,000 scheme to teach schoolchildren how to use Wikipedia has been condemned as a waste of taxpayers’ money. An IT expert is being paid the sum by a council to visit schools and show pupils aged 13 and 14 how to “critically engage” with the online encyclopedia. The children will be taught how to search for entries and look for mistakes and bias in articles. The scheme is set to begin at secondary schools in Leicester later this year. Council leaders say searching for information online and evaluating its reliability is “an essential skill for all citizens”. But Chris...
  • Wikipedia’s “Barack Obama” article violates Wikipedia’s “Neutral point of view” policy

    04/07/2015 7:29:47 AM PDT · by grundle · 35 replies
    wordpress ^ | April 7, 2015 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Wikipedia’s “Barack Obama” article violates Wikipedia’s “Neutral point of view” policy Wikipedia’s “Neutral point of view” policy states:“All encyclopedic content on Wikipedia must be written from a neutral point of view (NPOV), which means representing fairly, proportionately, and, as far as possible, without bias, all of the significant views that have been published by reliable sources on a topic.” Wikipedia’s “Barack Obama” article includes a section called “Cultural and political image.” According to Wikipedia’s “Neutral point of view” policy, this section should contain both positive and negative things. However, almost everything in the section is positive....
  • Wikipedia articles are sloppier than they used to be

    12/09/2014 7:21:54 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 18 replies
    Wikipedia is much maligned as a serious reference source. However, with regard to trivial subjects, Wikipedia can be a rich source of obscure and oddball facts about subjects that most people don't care about. For example, no respectable encyclopedia would have an article about snipe hunting but Wikipedia fails to disappoint in that regard. Or how about A Flock of Seagulls? If you played in a garage rock band that sold 47 copies of an album (and mostly to friends), you can get an entry for that band (so long as somebody outside the band writes it). Or what about...
  • Wikipedia Scrubbing All Mentions of Lena Dunham's False-Rape Accusations

    12/08/2014 2:06:04 PM PST · by rightistight · 11 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 12/8/14 | Aurelius
    Wikipedia editors are intentionally scrubbing any criticism regarding Lena Dunham and her false accusations of rape against "Barry" during her time in college. The concerted effort can be seen in multiple places; the most obvious, is Dunham's page itself, which has no mention of the controversy. But it is not because some lesser-users did not try to include Dunham's actions. In the "history" section of "Not That Kind of Girl's" page, there are attempts to mention the controversy. Higher-ups, however, scrubbed these changes and reverted the page to its previous form. Even changes saying that some have her claims have...
  • Russia plans alternative version of 'Wikipedia'

    11/14/2014 11:16:51 AM PST · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 14, 2014 | Thomas Grove
    Russia plans to create its own "Wikipedia" to ensure its citizens have access to more "detailed and reliable" information about their country, the presidential library said on Friday. Citing Western threats, the Kremlin has asserted more control over the Internet this year in what critics call moves to censor the web, and has introduced more pro-Kremlin content similar to closely controlled state media such as television.
  • Why Is Wikipedia Deleting All References To Neil Tyson’s Fabrication?

    09/18/2014 8:28:39 AM PDT · by iowamark · 32 replies
    TheFederalist.com ^ | Sept. 18 2014 | Sean Davis
    [UPDATE: Early this morning, in a discussion thread about whether references to Neil deGrasse Tyson's history of quote fabrication should be added to Tyson's Wikipedia page, an editor stated that "no version of this event will be allowed into the article."] Religious fanatics have an odd habit of overreacting when people have the audacity to question their fanaticism. In Iraq, radical Islamic jihadists are systemically murdering and beheading Christians, Jews, and even Muslims who do not pledge fealty to ISISÂ’s religious tenets. Hundreds of years ago, church authorities and Aristotelian acolytes imprisoned Galileo for having the audacity to reject geocentrism...
  • Proprietary Primate: Wikipedia Says Monkey Owns Copyright to ‘Selfie’

    08/07/2014 2:34:38 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 38 replies
    The National Review ^ | 8-7-14 | Ian Tuttle
    Monkey business — or legitimate copyright claim? In Indonesia in 2011 a female crested black macaque hijacked the camera of British nature photographer David Slater and proceeded to snap hundreds of photos — among them several selfies, photos of himself, one of which made worldwide headlines and the animal’s Wikipedia page. Slater, citing royalty losses, has tried to have the photograph removed from the site. The Telegraph reports: The Gloucestershire-based photographer now claims that the decision is jeopardising his income as anyone can take the image and publish it for free, without having to pay him a royalty. He complained...
  • Wikipedia refuses to delete photo as 'monkey owns it'

    08/06/2014 12:55:02 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 84 replies
    The Telegraph [UK] ^ | 06 Aug 2014 | Matthew Sparkes
    Wikimedia, the non-profit organisation behind Wikipedia, has refused a photographer’s repeated requests to stop distributing his most famous shot for free – because a monkey pressed the shutter button and should own the copyright[.]
  • Netanyahu’s Wikipedia page replaced with giant Palestinian flag

    07/23/2014 9:46:42 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 723/14 | Jessica Chasmar
    The Wikipedia page for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was revised on Tuesday with all biographical information removed and replaced with a large, single Palestinian flag. The Wikipedia user responsible for the message, who uses the handle “TSKAero 1,” also changed the Israeli Defense Force’s description Tuesday afternoon to “the bunch of people randomly and unrepentantly murdering innocent Palestinian civilians,” the New York Daily News reported.
  • How can Wikipedia woo women editors?

    04/07/2014 6:34:56 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 40 replies
    BBC News ^ | 7 April 2014 | Lynsea Garrison
    Women make up only 9% of Wikipedia editors. Educators say raising that number is key to improving the online encyclopaedia, and have started campaigns to do just that. At the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Depression-era artist Natalie Smith Henry's vivid depiction of a farm family hangs high on the wall. But until recently, Henry didn't exist, at least not according to Wikipedia. Then Chelsea Tufarolo, a student at American University, decided to write her an article about her. It was Tufarolo's first post on the world's largest knowledge-sharing resource. Editors and activists are trying to address the root of what...
  • UC Berkeley Hires First Wikipedian-in-Residence

    03/18/2014 5:38:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014 | Lisa Fernandez
    A 24-year-old geography major is the first Wikipedian-in-residence at the University of California, Berkeley. His announcement can be found - where else? - but on his own Wiki page. Cal hired Gorman, according to a February announcement, to advise students and professors on the complex task of editing articles for Wikipedia, the user-generated online encyclopedia that gets 500 million monthly visitors. Until now, Wikipedians-in-residence have been assigned to cultural institutions, such as the British Museum, the Gerald Ford Presidential Library and the U.S. National Archives. In a statement, Cal calls Gorman a "hardcore Wikipedian" since his undergraduate days at Berkeley,...
  • Wikipedia on Global Warming: The first place most people look is the last place anyone should.

    03/11/2014 7:47:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/11/2014 | Paul Austin Murphy
    It may seem a little misplaced to concentrate on two Wikipedia articles when it comes to something as substantive as the anthropogenic global warming theory (henceforth: AGWT or AGW). For a start, some people don't place much faith in any Wikipedia pieces. Nonetheless, it's quite possible that more people have gained knowledge about the AGWT from these articles than from any other sources. (One of the articles was viewed 1052332 times in only 30 days.) After all, it's often the case that Wiki is the first port of call for many of us. In addition, these two articles are seemingly...
  • Feminists Attack Wikipedia

    02/21/2014 7:34:01 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 24 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 21, 2014 | Deborah Lambert
    Feminist groups at several universities recently took part in an effort called “Edit Wikipedia Day,” to address what they perceive as the sexist flaws in the website, according to a post by Leslie Eastman. In describing the issue, Sarah Stierch, a Wikipedia contributor and researcher for the Wikimedia Foundation, told Daily Dot that the site is “aesthetically very masculine in its design,” adding that “the average Wikipedia editor is a well-educated white male. Well-educated white males have been writing history and the story of the world since ancient times.” To improve this situation, the annual ‘Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon’ inspired feminists around...
  • Crazy Feminists Want Their "Period" to Bleed "Freely" and Feminize Wikipedia

    02/06/2014 4:49:15 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | February 5, 2014 | Gary DeMar
    The world gets more troubling every day as nut-ball beliefs are pushed as normal. It’s hard to keep up with all the craziness. Two feminist stories caught my attention. One is typical, the other is bizarre. Feminists want to rewrite Wikipedia. The following is from the DailyCaller:
  • Wikipedia is ‘very masculine,’ so feminists pledge to fix it

    02/04/2014 6:34:37 AM PST · by grundle · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 2, 2014 | Robby Soave
    Feminist groups at more than a dozen universities are planning to participate in another mass “edit Wikipedia day,” because the free, volunteer encyclopedia website is obviously horribly sexist. Sarah Stierch, a Wikipedia contributor and researcher for the Wikimedia Foundation, said the problem isn’t just that most Wikipedia user are male. The layout of the website is itself “very masculine,” she said. “It’s aesthetically very masculine in its design,” said Stierch in a statement to The Daily Dot, also noting that, “The average Wikipedia editor is a well-educated white male. Well-educated white males have been writing history and the story of...
  • FR Wikipedia entry

    12/25/2013 1:01:05 PM PST · by Awestruck · 190 replies
    12/25/13 | Awestruck
    Am I the only one to notice that most of the Wikipedia entry about FR is one big hit piece? Or does it not matter because it is editable? Don't meant to be dense...just curious.
  • Wikipedia’s Obamacare article continues to knowingly and deliberately include false information

    11/30/2013 3:35:03 PM PST · by grundle · 14 replies
    wordpress ^ | November 30, 2013 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Wikipedia’s Obamacare article continues to knowingly and deliberately include false information On October 15, 2013, I posted Wikipedia’s article on Obamacare is a heavily censored, utopian puff piece that ignores Obamacare’s real world problemsOn November 6, 2013, I followed that up with Wikipedia’s Obamacare article continues to be a heavily biased and censored puff pieceNow, on November 30, 2013, I am writing part 3 of this series. Wikipedia’s Obamacare article still includes a substantial amount of false information. Suggestions to correct this, with many reliable sources, have been repeatedly posted on the article’s talk page, but...
  • What's a "Death Panel"? (Freep Wikipedia's Anti-Palin rant)

    11/14/2013 11:35:50 PM PST · by Jack Black · 32 replies
    Wikipedia ^ | 11/13/2013 | Jack Black
    I have been involved in editing the article on Death Panels on Wikipedia. For those who are interested in Obamacare the original claim by Sarah Palin that Obamacare would include panels that would limit treatment to achieve cost savings and might be expected to result in people not getting treatment they need, particularly older or disabled people, seems like yet another obvious fact that the left cannot accept. No where is this more clear than in the Wikipedia article on Death Panels which, in violation of Wikipedia rules is essentially a long diatribe against Gov. Palin. I am requesting a...
  • Wiki edits pushing Heritage Foundation individual mandate (vanity)

    11/04/2013 1:21:56 PM PST · by tuwood · 75 replies
    Vanity | tuwood
    I'm usually a lurker here, but I may have something to contribute today. :) I was listening to a hard core Liberal in another non political forum I frequent go on and on about how Obama just implemented the Republican healthcare plan that the Heritage Foundation suggested. I have read about the Heritage Foundation spin before, but this seems to really be popping up a lot on my journeys around the interwebs lately so I did a little digging and noticed that pretty much all of the Wiki pages about the ACA have very recently been edited to insert the...
  • Wikipedia’s article on Obamacare is a heavily censored, utopian puff piece

    10/15/2013 2:47:56 AM PDT · by grundle · 6 replies
    wordpress ^ | October 15, 2013 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Wikipedia’s article on Obamacare is a heavily censored, utopian puff piece that ignores Obamacare’s real world problems Wikipedia’s Obamacare article ignores almost every single criticism of Obamacare that has been reported on by the news, and of the few that it does mention, it severely understates the problem. Some of these criticisms did get added to the article, but they were deleted.So, some crazy person suggested, on the article’s talk page, that a few specific criticisms be added to the article, such as the healthcare.gov website not working, the large number of employers who have switched...
  • Convincing a liberal son

    10/08/2013 5:48:50 AM PDT · by GYPSY286 · 52 replies
    Me | October 8, 2013 | Me
    Is Wikipedia left leaning?
  • ‘Storming Wikipedia’: Colleges offer credit to students who enter ‘feminist thinking’ into Wikipedia

    09/07/2013 1:05:39 AM PDT · by iowamark · 18 replies
    CampusReform ^ | August 30, 2013 | Katherine Timpf
    Fifteen universities worldwide — including Yale University, Brown University, and Pennsylvania State University — will offer college credit to students who “write feminist thinking” into Wikipedia. The program, “Storming Wikipedia,” will be part of the Dialogues on Feminism and Technology online course developed by FemTechNet, an organization of feminist educators and scholars. Students will be given course credit if they contribute the "feminist thinking" article on Wikipedia. Approximately 300 students are currently registered for the course, Alexandra Juhasz, professor of media studies at California's Pitzer College and one of the course facilitators, told Campus Reform Thursday. “A woman's point of...
  • Wackypedia (Wikipedia) reveals its edit wars ( Top 10 topics)

    07/22/2013 8:57:50 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    Fudzilla ^ | Friday, 19 July 2013 10:03 | Written by Nick Farrell
    George Bush is still a big topic Researchers have revealed what subjects are getting vandalised the most in Wackypedia and are subjected to “edit wars." Articles about ex-US President George W Bush and anarchism are the most hotly contested on Wikipedia's English-language edition, research suggests. It seems that editors were big on debating data at the site. Many religious subjects, such as Jesus and God, were universally debated. Researchers from the University of Oxford and three other institutions analysed logs of the changes made to Wikipedia pages to identify those in the throes of an "edit war". Such a...
  • Wikipedia’s article “Presidency of Barack Obama” is a puff piece which ignores many critical issues

    06/06/2013 7:20:39 AM PDT · by grundle · 8 replies
    wordpress ^ | May 30, 2012 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Wikipedia’s article “Presidency of Barack Obama” is a puff piece which ignores many critical issues. Wikipedia’s article “Presidency of Barack Obama” is a puff piece which ignores many critical issues. These issues have been added to the article multiple times, but they always get erased. Editors who continue to add these things to the article get accused of “edit warring,” and if they continue to put the information into the article, they get blocked from editing for 24 hours. If they continue adding the information after their 24 hour block expires, they get blocked for a...
  • Wikipedia Considers Deleting Entry Regarding Kermit Gosnell

    04/12/2013 9:30:27 AM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Wikipedia, the online dictionary and research web site utilized by millions of people every day, is considering deleting the entry associated with Kermit Gosnell, the infamous abortion practitioner on trial for murder. “This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedia’s deletion policy,” a Wikipedia headline reads in red at the top of the Gosnell entry. “Please share your thoughts on the matter at this article’s entry on the Articles for deletion page.” The Wikipedia note instructs its web site editors, “Feel free to edit the article, but the article must not be blanked, and this notice must...
  • Wikipedia’s article “Presidency of Barack Obama” is a puff piece which ignores many critical issues

    01/11/2013 6:40:43 AM PST · by grundle · 16 replies
    wordpress ^ | May 30, 2012 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Wikipedia’s article “Presidency of Barack Obama” is a puff piece which ignores many critical issues. Wikipedia’s article “Presidency of Barack Obama” is a puff piece which ignores many critical issues. These issues have been added to the article multiple times, but they always get erased. Editors who continue to add these things to the article get accused of “edit warring,” and if they continue to put the information into the article, they get blocked from editing for 24 hours. If they continue adding the information after their 24 hour block expires, they get blocked for a...
  • No Regulation? No Problem

    01/02/2013 4:15:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 2, 2013 | John Stossel
    In the short time since President Obama was re-elected, government has issued hundreds of new regulations. The bureaucrats never stop. There are now more than 170,000 pages of federal regulations. President Obama wants still more rules. Cheering on increased financial regulation, he said, "We've got to keep moving forward." To the president, and probably most Americans, "forward" means passing more laws. It is scary to think about a world without regulation. Intuition leads us to think that without government we'd be victims of fraud, as I explain in my latest book, "No, They Can't!" But our intuition is wrong. Consider...
  • REPORT: CNN TO REPLACE SOLEDAD O'BRIEN WITH ERIN BURNETT

    12/11/2012 11:50:51 AM PST · by Domandred · 68 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 12/11/2012 | Tony Lee
    New CNN programming chief Jeff Zucker will reportedly replace Soledad O'Brien, the host of the network's morning show "Starting Point," with Erin Burnett, who currently hosts "Outfront," which airs at 7 p.m. on the struggling cable news network. The New York Post reported that Zucker is “looking at Erin Burnett to revive the cabler’s moribund morning ratings” and quotes a CNN source who said Zucker will team Burnett “up with a guy, and they’ll go after the audience watching ‘Today’ and ‘Good Morning America.’" O'Brien recently told a college audience that when she first heard of Zucker's hire, she thought,...
  • The Wikipedia Takeover

    12/03/2012 7:55:21 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 43 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/3/12 | By John J. Miller
    Prominent gender and media studies professors from across the country converged recently to help host what was dubbed by organizers as a “Feminist, Anti-Racist Wikipedia Edit-a-thon” to create or influence dozens of entries on the online encyclopedia.
  • Liberals are trying to expunge "You didn't build that" from Wikipedia

    08/15/2012 4:02:02 AM PDT · by LJoseph · 17 replies
    After trying in vain to add mention of Obama's gaffe "You didn't build that" to his page, a page was created to document the line. Now liberals are massing to delete the last vestige. The voting is here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/2012_Roanoke_Obama_campaign_speech
  • Wikimedia UK chair banned from Wikipedia in gay bondage photo controvrsy

    08/01/2012 10:15:23 AM PDT · by Antiwikipedia · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1 August 2012 | Fox News
    The chairman of Wikipedia’s U.K. fund-raising arm was banned from the service “for numerous violations of Wikipedia’s norms and policies,” after reports linked him to kinky bondage pornography and inappropriate editing. Ashley Van Haeften -- the head of the independent Wikimedia U.K. group -- was banned by an arbitration board on July 20, according to a story on The Daily Telegraph. The action was taken following a series of clashes over pornography on the popular online encyclopedia, and a series of edits to that material in violation of policy.
  • Wikipedia’s article “Presidency of Barack Obama” is a puff piece which ignores many critical issues

    07/28/2012 1:09:18 PM PDT · by grundle · 3 replies
    danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com ^ | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Wikipedia’s article “Presidency of Barack Obama” is a puff piece which ignores many critical issues. These issues have been added to the article multiple times, but they always get erased. Editors who continue to add these things to the article get accused of “edit warring,” and if they continue to put the information into the article, they get blocked from editing for 24 hours. If they continue adding the information after their 24 hour block expires, they get blocked for a week, then they get topic banned from editing any Obama related articles for three months, and then they get...
  • Obama Inserts Himself in White House Bios of Past Presidents

    05/15/2012 12:28:05 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 33 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 5/15/12 | Ben Shapiro
    The White House website has always featured biographies of past presidents. The biographies are largely designed for students, so they can research the history of the White House occupants; the text is taken from The Presidents of the United States of America, by Michael Beschloss and Hugh Sidey. Now, however, President Obama has decided that those other presidential biographies weren’t complete without a sentence about him. Seriously. As it turns out, all past presidents are just a window into President Obama’s grand accomplishments. Here are some examples: President Calvin Coolidge: “On Feb. 22, 1924 Calvin Coolidge became the first president...
  • Wikipedia Deletes President Obama’s New Marxist Campaign Slogan "Forward!"

    05/02/2012 10:25:19 AM PDT · by pabianice · 22 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | 5/2/12 | DeMar
    Obama Marxist_cropped Update: Yesterday I began to write the article below in the early afternoon. The Wikipedia article where I got some of the information included “Forward (Obama-Biden Campaign Slogan)” and the use of “Forward” by numerous socialist and communist groups. The reference to “generic name of socialist publications” has been removed. Now the Wiki article includes this message: “This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedia’s deletion policy.” The Progressives adopted the slogan “Forward” a long time ago. For example, there was the campaign slogan and poster “Forward with Roosevelt” (1936) and P.J. O’Brien’s book title...
  • Wikipedia May Redefine Term “Pro-Life” in Every Abortion Entry

    04/24/2012 4:25:27 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 16 replies
    Life News ^ | 4/24/12 | Ryan Bomberger
    Yesterday, official discussion ended in Wikipedia’s effort to possibly redefine the abortion debate according to its contributors’ worldviews. Wikipedia, which ranks 6th in the United States and globally as the most accessed website, is not known for its accuracy nor impartiality. From reporting people dead  before their death (Ted Kennedy, Miley Cirus, Sinbad) to defaming the famous (Bill Gates, Rush Limbaugh, Fuzzy Zoeller) to contributors posing as authoritative figures and then being debunked (supposed professor of religion exposed as 24 year old college dropout) the online encyclopedia is a constant source of controversy. Wikipedia’s bias toward abortion is nothing new....
  • It would be better for us to turn our guns upon every vessel bringing Japanese to our shores

    04/13/2012 9:13:15 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 1 replies
    In what was known as the "Ross Affair" back in the 1900's, connected with Stanford University - because that's where he worked at the time - Professor Edward Ross said the following: And should the worst come to the worst it would be better for us if we were to turn our guns upon every vessel bringing Japanese to our shores rather than to permit them to land Ross is not an insignificant name to be familiar with. He was a big believer in Eugenics, and it was he who coined the term "race suicide" - which was an important...
  • Wikipedia editor responds to ‘Critical Race Theory’ edit war

    A Wikipedia article devoted to Critical Race Theory, a controversial legal theory crafted to respond to the alleged role of “white supremacy” in American law, was placed on a temporary editing lockdown over the weekend after bloggers determined that CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien had relied on Wikipedia’s introductory definition of the theory — verbatim — during on an-air debate. A second lock was placed on the article Monday to protect it from politically biased editors who adjusted it following O’Brien’s gaffe. The flurry began after Breitbart.com editor Joel Pollak made a guest appearance on O’Brien’s show to explain a video...
  • Wikipedia editor responds to ‘Critical Race Theory’ edit war (Topic is on temporary lock down)

    03/13/2012 4:45:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/13/2012 | Josh Peterson
    A Wikipedia article devoted to Critical Race Theory, a controversial legal theory crafted to respond to the alleged role of “white supremacy” in American law, was placed on a temporary editing lockdown over the weekend after bloggers determined that CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien had relied on Wikipedia’s introductory definition of the theory — verbatim — during on an-air debate. A second lock was placed on the article Monday to protect it from politically biased editors who adjusted it following O’Brien’s gaffe. The flurry began after Breitbart.com editor Joel Pollak made a guest appearance on O’Brien’s show to explain a video...
  • Wikipedia Editing War Erupts Over Obama's Connection to Radical Derrick Bell

    03/10/2012 4:31:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 10, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    In light of video surfacing this week showing President Barack Obama fully embracing radical Harvard Professor Derrick Bell, the man who said he lived to "harass white folks," an editing war on the Derrick Bell Wikipedia page has erupted. It looks as though editors are arguing about whether or not to even mention Obama's affiliation with Bell, despite evidence showing that the two were closely connected. It also looks like the page was set as "protected" at one point to avoid controversy. Notice the editing war started on the evening of March 7, just after the connect between Bell and...
  • Wikipedia Entry for 'Critical Race Theory' Changed Today

    03/09/2012 7:53:12 AM PST · by opentalk · 10 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | March 8, 2012 | Ace of spades
    In the version dated January 31, 2012, the words "white supremacy" and "racial power" appear. Although no set of canonical doctrines or methodologies defines CRT, the movement is loosely unified by two common areas of inquiry. First, CRT has analyzed the way in which white supremacy and racial power are reproduced over time, and in particular, the role that law plays in this process. (Emphasis added.) However, the current version states the following: Although no set of canonical doctrines or methodologies defines CRT, the movement is loosely unified by two common areas of inquiry. First, CRT has analyzed the way...
  • Newt Gingrich’s PR director makes over 60 changes to candidate’s Wikipedia page: Reports

    02/06/2012 5:48:48 PM PST · by Fractal Trader · 3 replies
    The Star (Canada) ^ | 6 February 2012 | Talia Ralph
    Joe DeSantis, Newt Gingrich’s communications director, has come under fire for making significant changes to Gingrich’s Wikipedia page, CNN Political Ticker reported Monday. According to Wikipedia records, DeSantis has made or requested over 60 alterations to Wikipedia’s biographical entry on Gingrich. The communications director has also made changes to Gingrich’s wife Callista’s page on the online crowd-sourced encyclopedia, adjusting her entry at least 23 times since 2008, according to BuzzFeed. DeSantis has requested changes to the GOP presidential candidate’s page through a feature on the site called “Talk” since May 2011, most recently asking for adjustments in mid-December. DeSantis has...
  • Wasserman-WHAT? Wikipedia claims Wasserman-Rubin and Wasserman Schultz are mother-daughter

    01/18/2012 8:42:57 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | January 18, 2012 | Brittany Wallman
    News flash: Wikipedia isn’t always correct. The online encyclopedia’s penchant for posting inaccuracies isn’t helping U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, whose parents are listed on Wikipedia as being two fallen public figures in Broward. “She is the daughter of former Broward Commissioner Diana Wasserman-Rubin, and her stepfather is Richard Rubin,” the entry about the congresswoman reads.
  • Five key senators abandon online piracy bills amid Web protests

    01/18/2012 3:08:55 PM PST · by abb · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 18, 2012 | Brendan Sasso and Gautham Nagesh
    Congressional support for controversial online piracy legislation eroded dramatically on Wednesday in the face of an unprecedented online protest supported by tech titans such as Google, Wikipedia and Facebook. Several key senators withdrew their support from the Senate's Protect IP Act (PIPA), including Tea Party favorite Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), an elected member of his party's leadership. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), who leads the Senate GOP's campaign team, said the legislation should be put on hold, while Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), a sponsor and the ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, retreated from the...
  • You can still read Wikipedia today

    01/18/2012 10:08:26 AM PST · by JustSayNoToNannies · 12 replies
    Wikipedia ^ | Jan 18, 2012 | Wikipedia
    The community has asked us to preserve emergency access options. The following methods will remain available to access content: Disabling JavaScript in your browser Using bookmarklets or other tools to unhide the content Visiting the mobile site at http://en.m.wikipedia.org/ Accessing site content via the API Appending ?banner=none to the end of page URLs.
  • Wikipedia goes dark, Google logo blacked out (Lazy Hussein loving "journalists" lose crutch)

    01/18/2012 1:48:05 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 17 replies
    FT.com ^ | 1/18/12 | R Kwong
    This screen on the left is what greeted visitors to Wikipedia on Wednesday, as the online encyclopedia site began its ‘blackout’ protest of two controversial intellectual property bills currently being discussed in the US Congress.
  • Wikipedia Blackout: Websites Wikipedia, Reddit, Others Go Dark Wednesday to Protest SOPA, PIPA

    01/17/2012 3:52:06 AM PST · by abb · 58 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 17, 2012 | Ned Potter
    Do not try to look up "Internet Censorship" or "SOPA" or "PIPA" on Wikipedia, the giant online encyclopedia, on Wednesday. SOPA and PIPA are two bills in Congress meant to stop the illegal copying and sharing of movies and music on the Internet, but major Internet companies say the bills would put them in the impossible position of policing the online world. Wikipedia's founder, Jimmy Wales, now says his site will go dark for the day on Wednesday, joining a budding movement to protest the two bills. Google vs. China Watch Video Craigslist Censored? Watch Video China Hackers Stealing U.S....
  • Bullying- effective campaign tactic United States Senate Election Hawaii 2012-‘The Wikipedia Wars’

    12/27/2011 3:12:00 PM PST · by John Roco · 2 replies · 1+ views
    China Hawaii Today ^ | December 27, 2011 | John Roco
    Hawaii’s sourcing of news (ChinaHawaiiToday)- Suppression of information in an island state is an extremely effective tactic; Hawaii is a one newspaper state (the Star-Advertiser is the only major newspaper of the Islands). Though popular online journals as HawaiiReporter.com or multiple ethnicity based or island specific (e.g. Maui) newspapers exist, a large number of citizens in Hawaii gather much of their information from the over-arching Star-Advertiser. Such clout produces an environment wherein editors, writers, and journalists of this single source hoard influence. Outside sources at this point, become highly important, giving an ‘outside point of view.’ Such outside sources would...
  • The founder of wikipedia criticized the Hugo Chavez article for its lack of criticism

    12/02/2011 3:04:05 PM PST · by grundle · 24 replies
    December 2, 2011 | me
    Jimbo Wales (the founder of wikipedia) criticized the Hugo Chavez article for not including criticism of Chavez's food policies. Some of the things that Jimbo criticized the article for including are the very same sources that I had added in the past, which the Chavez supporters then deleted. My original account was Grundle2600. I was banned by User Rd232. He was one of the Chavez supporters who kept deleting that information. Jimbo doesn't seem to know that this info has been repeatedly added and then deleted from the article. The person who banned me from wikipedia was Rd232, one of...
  • Lanny Breuer Fast & Furious Link Absurdly Absent From Wikipedia

    11/02/2011 7:01:03 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 2 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 2, 2011 | P.J. Gladnick
    H.R. Haldeman. If you are familiar with that name, the first thing to pop into your mind would probably be Watergate.  And, indeed, the very first sentence of Haldeman's Wikipedia entry mentions that scandal. Lanny Breuer. For the folks who now know the name of the Assistant Attorney General for the DOJ Criminal Division, Operation Fast & Furious would come to mind right away. However, this scandal that Breuer is best known for is absent from his Wikipedia page.
  • The populist site Wikipidia and their version of racial superiority

    10/26/2011 4:05:34 PM PDT · by Steve Van Doorn · 20 replies
    wikipedia | Octorber 26 2011 | me
    Once in a while I go to Wikipidea in order too at last try and remove some of the socialist drivel from there site. It is a futile effort I know but sometimes I come across pages or sentences Stalin and Hitler would be proud. Today I ran into this page on racial superiority. I will let you decide here are some of the better lines I found: Supremacism or racial superiority I will start with this one:“President George W. Bush’s support for fundamentalist Christianity has been linked to his having a “Christian supremacist vision” in his policies in the...