Examples of Bias in Wikipedia: Dictators
This article lists examples of Bias in Wikipedia relating to dictators:
- Wikipedia sympathizes with brutal Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro by calling him "His Excellency" in the infobox, and by calling him "active president". He even screamed at Donald Trump, and he sent military vehicles to run over protesters.
- Wikipedia makes a slight mention of though undercuts the significance of Adolf Hitler's opposition to Christianity that has been recorded, and doesn't, if barely at all admits that his public praise of Christianity was only for power purposes, as that had been part of an infiltration of churches to use for spouting Nazi propaganda.
- In the last paragraph in the header of Vladimir Putin's article, Wikipedia says "Under Putin's leadership, Russia has experienced democratic backsliding. Experts do not generally consider Russia to be a democracy, citing jailing of political opponents, curtailed press freedom, and the lack of free and fair elections. Russia has scored poorly on Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index, the Economist Intelligence Unit's Democracy Index, and Freedom House's Freedom in the World index (including a record low 20/100 rating in the 2017 Freedom in the World report, a rating not given since the time of the Soviet Union). Human rights organizations and activists accuse Putin of persecuting political critics and activists as well as ordering them tortured or assassinated; he has rejected accusations of human rights abuses. Officials of the United States government have accused him of leading an interference program against Hillary Clinton in support of Donald Trump during the U.S. presidential election in 2016, an allegation which both Trump and Putin have frequently denied and criticized." But in Xi Jinping's Wikipedia article, Wikipedia states "Xi is the first General Secretary born after the establishment of the People's Republic of China. Since assuming power, Xi has introduced far-ranging measures to enforce party and national discipline and to impose internal unity. His anti-corruption campaign has led to the downfall of prominent incumbent and retired Communist Party officials, including members of the Politburo Standing Committee. He has also enacted or promoted a more assertive foreign policy, particularly with regard to China-Japan relations, China's claims in the South China Sea, and its advocacy for free trade and globalization. He has sought to expand China's African and Eurasian influence through the Belt and Road Initiative. As the central figure of the fifth generation of leadership of the People's Republic, Xi has significantly centralized institutional power by taking on a wide range of leadership positions, including chairing the newly formed National Security Commission, as well as new steering committees on economic and social democratic reforms, military restructuring and modernization, and the internet. Xi's political thoughts have been written into the party and state constitutions. Xi has often been called a "dictator" or an "authoritarian leader" by conservative political and academic observers, and Xi Jinping's opponents, citing an increase of censorship and mass surveillance, a claimed deterioration in human rights, the cult of personality developing around him, and the removal of term limits for the leadership under his tenure., basically not even criticizing Xi Jinping as much as Vladimir Putin, even though he is much worse, as China has a freedom score of 10 out of 100, and Russia has a freedom score of 20 out of 100., and when countries have low freedom scores, they are way more dangerous, due to the more undemocratic governments.
- ↑ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicolas_Maduro
- ↑ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GoG37D9ujc&ab_channel=TheStraitsTimes
- ↑ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4QnAe4qs_g&ab_channel=GlobalNews
- ↑ https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/venezuela/article229853509.html
- ↑ Adolf Hitler - Wikipedia
- ↑ Religious view of Adolf Hitler - Wikipedia
- ↑ Was Hitler a Christian | GotQuestions.org
- ↑ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vladimir_Putin
- ↑ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xi_Jinping
- ↑ https://freedomhouse.org/country/china/freedom-world/2020
- ↑ https://freedomhouse.org/country/russia/freedom-world/2020