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JonM 15:15, 21 December 2011 (EST)

GFDL issue is dubious

Out of caution, I did not remove the section outright as I planned to do, but I would like to raise this issue on the talk page.

Could someone point me to the specific provisions of the GFDL that require Wikipedia to continue making content available to the public once it has been published online? If Wikipedia deletes content or otherwise makes it unavailable, I don't see any obligation for them to continue providing texts and attributions required by distribution of that text. Further, the anti-DRM provisions are aimed at reusers who want to deny downstream persons the rights of the GFDL, and I don't think Wikipedia is opposed to sites mirroring deleted content. GregG 17:11, 22 July 2012 (EDT)

Source does not demonstrate that Wikipedia is "left-wing communist", there are right-wing editors who edit there and evidence shown on Wikipedia on mass killings by communist regimes. Why is this not being accounted for?

This link http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/4840340.stm was used as a source to say that Wikipedia is "left-wing communist". Nowhere in the source does it say that Wikipedia is "left-wing" or "communist". There are conservative and right-wing editors who work on Wikipedia, why are the contributions of conservative and right-wing editors on Wikipedia not acknowledged here?.--TheQuestioner 11:28, 3 August 2012 (EDT)

The claim ignores material like this:, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Conservative_Wikipedians or this article titled "Mass killings under Communist regimes" at this link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mass_killings_under_Communist_regimes which is obviously not pro-communist but shows that communist regimes have committed mass murder. Why is info like this not accounted for?--TheQuestioner 11:43, 3 August 2012 (EDT)

-Nazi

I see no evidence & not citations to prove that Wikipedia has Nazi influence. Liberalism / Progressivism should be apparent, but not Nazi. I suggest delete the term Nazi. (Thunkful2 (talk) 18:01, 13 August 2016 (EDT))

Citation 1, First sentence.

The first citation does not support that Wikipedia is funded by "left-leaning foundations" and an "aggressive" annual fundraising drive. I would recommend modifying the statement alike to "Wikipedia is an online wiki-based encyclopedia hosted and owned by the non-profit organization Wikimedia Foundation and financially supported by grants from corporations like Apple and Amazon plus an annual online fundraising drive." (https://www.businessinsider.com/amazon-just-donated-1-million-to-wikipedia-2018-9) (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2015/12/02/wikipedia-has-a-ton-of-money-so-why-is-it-begging-you-to-donate-yours/?utm_term=.ef32d2b129ca). If I have formatted or written something incorrect/incorrectly inform me for future reference. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by GenericGman (talk)

The link cited the fundraising part, though it's now a dead link (link rot). The "left-leaning" part can be plainly observed, so I don't think a citation is needed. --1990'sguy (talk) 14:47, 20 January 2019 (EST)

Patrick Byrne

Patrick Byrne, cited in this article, resurfaces (related to the Russia collusion/Maria Butina/NRA case). Russia Probe Twist: A Billion Dollar CEO, A Convicted Russian Agent And The FBI. Byrne gave permission to publish his article for CP here. RobSDeep Six the Deep State! 11:30, 29 July 2019 (EDT)

I had communicated with Patrick Byrne in 2008 through gmail; I cannot access his Fox Business interview today through Google, Twitter, or the Fox News website. I did get it from Yahoo Finance. The interview is worth watching.
Google algorithms evidently are already in place to disrupt electronic communications between "like minded" individuals in advancxe of the 2020 elections. RobSDe Plorabus Unum 21:18, 22 August 2019 (EDT)