‘Nobody should trust Wikipedia,’ its co-founder Larry Sanger warns

‘Nobody should trust Wikipedia,’ its co-founder Larry Sanger warns

Larry Sanger says site has been taken over by left-wing ‘volunteers’ who write off sources that don’t fit their agenda as fake news.

Wikipedia can no longer be trusted as a source of unbiased information since the online encyclopedia’s left-leaning volunteers cut out any news that doesn’t fit their agenda, according to the site’s co-founder.

Larry Sanger, 52, co-founded Wikipedia in 2001 alongside Jimmy Wales, said the crowdsourcing project has betrayed its original mission by reflecting the views of the ‘establishment.’

He said he agreed with the assessment that ‘teams of Democratic-leaning volunteers’ remove content that isn’t to their liking, including information about scandals linked to President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden.

When asked by Unherd.com if Wikipedia can be trusted, he replied: ‘You can trust it to give a reliably establishment point of view on pretty much everything.

‘Can you trust it to always give you the truth? Well, it depends on what you think the truth is.’

  • Larry Sanger, 52, co-founded Wikipedia with Jimmy Wales in 2001 
  • He said site has been taken over by Democratic-supporting volunteer editors 
  • Sanger said left-leaning editors do not allow Wikipedia users to edit pages  
  • He mentioned the Wikipedia entry on Joe Biden as example of leftist bias 
  • Biden entry doesn’t make mention of scandals and Hunter Biden laptop 

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