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 after Footage from that Video came to the Knowledge of the Mainstream-Media.[17]

Editing by paid Editors

According to an 2015-Article on "The Independent", Businesses and Celebrities were asked for Money by a "coordinated Group" of Editors, who promised to create Articles for them on Wikipedia and sometimes posed as Wikipedia-Administrators. The Practice of paying someone to edit for you on Wikipedia is not "expressly forbidden", says "The Independent", but in this Case it was considered a Blackmail-Scam and 381 Accounts were blocked.[18]

External links


  1. "Welcome to Wikipedia". Retrieved 24 April 2017.
  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.