'Nobody should trust Wikipedia,' its co-founder 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
Larry Sanger, 53, 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
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.
Sanger cited the entry on Joe Biden, which he says is a sanitized version that doesn’t include arguments from a GOP perspective.
‘The Biden article, if you look at it, has very little by way of the concerns that Republicans have had about him,’ Sanger said.
‘So if you want to have anything remotely resembling the Republican point of view about Biden, you’re not going to get it from the article.
‘And there is a paragraph about the Ukraine scandal.’
‘Very little of that can be found in Wikipedia.’
Sanger added: ‘What little can be found is extremely biased and reads like a defense counsel’s brief, really. If only one version of the facts is allowed then that gives a huge incentive to wealthy and powerful people to seize control of things like Wikipedia in order to shore up their power.
The Joe Biden entry on Wikipedia also makes no mention of Hunter Biden’s laptop.
Even when Tony Bobulinski, Hunter's business partner, went on Trump-supporting Fox News to confirm he had emails verifying those on the laptop, the story was largely ignored.