On Wikipedia as a disinformation operation


20-06-20 07:49:00,

In March 2020, SPR published a widely read analysis on Wikipedia as a disinformation operation, covering 15 years of research by leading Wikipedia analysts on corporate, political and intelligence influence on the supposedly “free” online encyclopedia.

We now have added the instructive fact that the current Wikimedia Foundation executive director previously worked at the US Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) as well as at a subgroup of the US National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a US soft power organization involved in international information operations and regime change campaigns.

Needless to say, in the era of Covid-19, Wikipedia once again plays a key role in disseminating the officially sanctioned narrative, defending pharmaceutical interests, and attacking critics.

Read: Wikipedia: A Disinformation Operation?

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