Whackapedia whacks a civil liberties group
|November 3, 2017||Posted by News under academic freedom, Culture, Media|
No, it’s not just about ID. It’s happening all over. From Robert Knight at Townhall:
As a Wikipedia editor, I’ve made many edits and updates over the years to the American Civil Rights Union’s Wikipedia page without interference.
So, imagine my shock when I was alerted this past Monday that someone had made the page revert to a very old version with content deleted and outright errors inserted. I went online and corrected a couple of things, but my corrections were instantly undone. Then, it got worse.
On Wednesday, another editor removed a lion’s share of the content describing the ACRU’s activities and issues. Gone were entire sections on election law, environmental regulation, gun laws and religious freedom.
Some of the worst damage was done to the personnel section. Judge Robert Bork, who died in December 2012, was updated as a current ACRU Policy Board member. So was James Q. Wilson, the celebrated political scientist who died in March 2012.More.
Just what you need in a reference source. “Wikipedia is my library” is the new benchmark for sloth and benightedness.
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