Wikipedia editors, propaganda, and whitewashing


Is Wikipedia even reliable? Although the website dominates search results and offers a quick reference point for a wide variety of information, its user-generated editing model is often cause for concern. 

Since anybody can create a Wikipedia account and start editing articles, there is plenty of room for foul play on the platform. 

  • Do governments use Wikipedia for propaganda purposes? 
  • Do PR firms whitewash articles for clients? 
  • Do activist editors police pages as they see fit? 
  • Do competitors vandalize pages?

This environment creates an opportunity to spread propaganda, destroy reputations, thwart elections, and more. This article will talk about how Wikipedia is being abused behind the scenes. Read more:

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