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Wikipedia is paid to confront Russia

Summary of Disinformation

Russian philosopher and journalist Andrei Timiskov said: “Wikipedia erases information well and reformulates it to the satisfaction of the client.”

“Wikipedia” has been transformed into an information source, receiving “generous donations”, which are simply rewards for political tasks, culminating in the process of “sifting” the “unwanted” information. As for the donations received by the site, it is difficult to track them, as they are voluntary and the identity of the donor, either personalities or entities, may be withheld.”

 

 

Disproof

No evidence given for this claim. Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia, created and edited by volunteers around the world and hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation a nonprofit charitable organisation. It constantly publishes its financial reports online, and anyone can take a look at the list of the foundation's benefactors of more than $1000.

Furthermore, Wikimedia has a dedicated page for their "Transparency Report", where it sheds light on the requests it receives "from governments, individuals, and organisations to disclose information about users or to delete or alter content on our projects" and how it responds to them.

A similar case was previously reported by another media outlet this year.

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Reported in: Issue 162
Date: 13.08.2019
Language: Arabic
Country: Russia
Keywords: Anti-Russian, Destabilising Russia, Media
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: RT Arabic
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