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Sunday, December 4, 2022

Wikipedia’s war against Hindu voices

The anti-Hindu bias of Wikipedia has come to the forefront yet again as it has come to light that the pages belonging to prominent right-wing (read Hindu) writers, journalists, historians, and opinion-makers have been deleted by the site.

Recently, it came to light that political commentator Anand Ranganathan’s Wikipedia page has been deleted. Earlier, economist and author Sanjeev Sanyal and historian Dr. Vikram Sampath had been censored by the site only because their viewpoint doesn’t fit in with the leftist ideology of the leftist group that controls the site.

Similarly, Swarajya Mag Editorial director R. Jagannathan pointed out the pettiness of the left-liberal forces that control the site when they deleted his page last year. “Wikipedia has been captured by Left-illiberal forces inimical to any Indic voice. Only Hinduphobic voices control the narratives. I would like to appeal to all right-thinking people to stop patronizing or contributing to Wikipedia”, tweeted Shri Jagannathan.

Basically, Wikipedia seems to be allergic to independent Hindu voices who are frank in their opinion and defend indigenous culture and religion. The site has often been called out for its Hindudvesh/Hinduphobia as well. The site became a favorite of self-appointed leftist gatekeepers of information and started showing its leftist bias.

However, the biggest confirmation of the platform being taken over by leftists comes from its co-founder itself. “Larry Sanger, the co-founder of Wikipedia, has said that nobody should trust the crowd-sourced online encyclopedia as it is run by left-leaning volunteers. He said that the sire is no longer trustworthy as it does allow content that does not fit the agenda of leftists, and therefore people can’t get a complete view on the topics”, reported OpIndia.

The site also quoted Sanger as saying “Wikipedia has become a huge moral hazard. It is amongst the top 10 websites run by anonymous people with no accountability. They have become extremely opinionated and partisan. The anonymous people can easily be corrupted by governments, organisations and criminal enterprises”.

In fact, it is quite easy for anyone to manipulate data on the online encyclopedia provided the data subscribe to the leftist viewpoint. No wonder the HinduPost writer had difficulties in correcting the entry on Maharana Pratap, where one could insert the phrase “Reconquest of Mewar” only after much effort. The reader can himself try and insert well-known, well-supported facts on the page and see how soon these edits are reversed. We’ve pointed out a similar bias in the article on Ayurveda that is heavily eurocentric. Even the Delhi Riots of 2020 have been shown to be entirely the fault of Hindus on Wikipedia, despite evidence collected by police pointing to an Islamist conspiracy.

Grooming has been a major issue with reports emerging from all over the country highlighting how Hindu girls are being trapped by Islamists pretending to be Hindus. However, Wikipedia conveniently dismisses such concerns terming grooming jihad a ‘conspiracy‘ by Hindus but the site claims that the reverse is true. Furthermore, the site has been locked by its editors and moderators to prevent users from making changes to the faulty data.

In February this year, OpIndia had highlighted that edits had been made to PM Modi’s Wiki page by 7-8 anonymous editors to insinuate that democracy was in ‘decline’ under his watch. The online encyclopedia had also been called out last year for depicting a wrong map of Jammu & Kashmir.

An encyclopedia is a repository of information, however, Wikipedia is being used as a tool to promote a particular ideology and peddle the leftist agenda. The best way to send a stern message across is to dry up their funds in addition to strict action on the part of the Bharatiya government to safeguard Hindu culture and voices.

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