By Atom Bergstrom
Larry Sanger and Jimmy Wales founded Wikipedia.
According to Wikipedia (last edited Jan. 8, 2021) …
“Wales is an atheist. In an interview with Big Think, he said his personal philosophy is firmly rooted in reason and he is a complete non-believer.”
According to Wikipedia (last edited Dec. 28, 2020) …
“In April 2010, Sanger sent a letter to the FBI about his concern that Wikimedia Commons was hosting child pornography and later clarified the object of his concern was ‘obscene visual representations of the abuse of children’. Sanger said he felt it was his “civic duty” to report the images. In 2012, Sanger told FoxNews dot com he worked with NetSpark to get them to donate or heavily discount its pornographic image filtering technology for use on Wikipedia. NetSpark attempted to contact the Wikimedia Foundation in 2012 but received no response.”
According to Dr. Vernon Coleman …
“I have had a Wikipedia page since Wikipedia was first introduced. It always contained inaccuracies and it was obviously written by amateurs who didn’t understand the first thing about journalism, and didn’t know much about research. Several times I asked Wikipedia to take the page down but they wouldn’t. Ironically, the reason given was that I was considered to have achieved too much to be removed. Curiously, the things for which I was considered notable have been removed — but not the page.”
According to the same source …
“And then on March 18th 2020 I was stupid enough to make a video. I can’t tell you what it was about because this is YouTube.
“Almost immediately my Wikipedia page was changed dramatically.
“Within hours there were Nazi war criminals who had better Wikipedia pages than I did. Everything I had ever done that could be considered remotely useful was removed. And the page was filled with an array of clever but deceitful distortions of the truth. It is official policy to insult, smear and demonise anyone who questions the establishment line and Wikipedia is one of the weapons.”