RationalWiki and Holocaust denial

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Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels, who is attributed with having said: "Accuse the other side that of which you are guilty."

RationalWiki has followed the propaganda tactics of Goebbels, falsely accusing CP administrators of Holocaust denial despite themselves maintaining a lenient attitude towards Holocaust denial.[note 1]

The left-wing site RationalWiki has faced controversy for maintaining a lenient attitude within its community towards Holocaust denial.

On August 11, 2021, RationalWiki administrator "GrammarCommie" removed a post from the site's "Saloon bar" which criticized socialist premier Joe Biden.[1] Three days later, when a vandal inserted Holocaust denial, the inappropriate comments were merely "collapsed" rather than removed.[2]

The user whose post merely criticized Biden later pointed out the site's inappropriate actions on the "All things in moderation" talk page. RationalWiki administrator "LeftyGreenMario," who users on the site elected to be a trustee for the RationalMedia Foundation in 2018,[3] mocked the atrocities of the Holocaust by repeatedly changing the header of the complaint section to deride the legitimate concerns over admins being allowed to treat Holocaust denial as worse than criticism of U.S. presidents.

RationalWiki is entrenched with connections to KiwiFarms, a neo-Nazi internet forum that contains Holocaust denial. "Rockford the Roe," who users at RationalWiki elected in 2020 during its moderator elections to become an "alternate,"[4][note 2] has admitted to operating an account at KiwiFarms.[5] Another RationalWiki user, "MarioSuperstar77," was also known to have posted on KiwiFarms.[6]

References

  1. Difference between revisions of "RationalWiki:Saloon bar". RationalWiki via archive.md.
  2. Difference between revisions of "RationalWiki:Saloon bar". RationalWiki via archive.md.
  3. RationalWiki:RationalMedia Foundation/List of board members. RationalWiki via archive.md. Retrieved December 14, 2021.
  4. User rights log. RationalWiki via archive.mid. Retrieved December 14, 2021.
  5. User talk:Rockford the Roe. RationalWiki via archive.md. Retrieved December 14, 2021.
  6. User talk:MarioSuperstar77. RationalWiki via archive.md. Retrieved December 14, 2021.

notes

  1. In particular, longtime RationalWiki moderator "Bongolian" has been the source of the slanders.
  2. On RationalWiki, alternates are elected to serve as moderators in the case that an elected moderator resigns before the shift expires.