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Apparently everything you read isn’t what it seems — especially when it comes to Wikipedia. Larry Sanger, one of Wikipedia’s founders, is warning people that the website isn’t the most reliable but it can give a “reliably establishment point of view on pretty much everything.” In an interview with Lockdown TV, the project developer and philosopher, who co-founded the online encyclopedia with Jimmy Wales in 2001, asked, “Can you trust it to always give you the truth? Well, it depends on what you think the truth is.” Sanger explained that “if only one version of the facts is allowed, then that gives a huge incentive to wealthy and powerful people to seize control of things like Wikipedia in order to shore up their power. And they do that.” Sanger used a section from President Joe Biden’s page as an example, saying the information doesn’t include a GOP perspective. “The Biden article, if you look at it, has very little by way of the concerns that Republicans have had about him,” he explained. “So if you want to have anything remotely resembling the Republican point of view about Biden, you’re not going to get it from the article.”

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