Wikipedia’s Anti-Israel Editors Unmasked

Wikipedia’s Anti-Israel Editors Unmasked, by Adam Kredo.

The Israel Group, a nonprofit organization that combats anti-Israel bias, is set to launch next year a database that will expose the true identities of many leading Wikipedia editors who harbor anti-Israel bias and have implanted this viewpoint across the website through more than 325,000 edits during the past 10 years. It has already listed the identities of several of these editors. …

Trying to teach anyone the truth and facts about Israel is a futile effort as long as Wikipedia, the number one online educational resource globally, substantiates the lies and propaganda promulgated by the BDS movement,” Jack Saltzberg, founder and president of the Israel Group told the Washington Free Beacon. “Stopping Wikipedia’s anti-Israel bias should be the most important battle against BDS. There is no close second.” …

Wikipedia editors routinely promote falsehoods about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and portray Israel in a negative light, according to the Israel Group.

“For more than a decade, Wikipedia — the number one online educational resource globally — has allowed anonymous anti-Israel editors to falsely and negatively alter Israel’s factual history in Wikipedia articles pertaining to the Arab-Israeli and Israeli-Palestinian conflicts,” Israel Group said in a statement promoting the new endeavor, which will officially launch in January 2020. …

The organization has been working for years to find the editors responsible for anti-Israel content and unearth details about their identities. …

The number one anti-Israel leader, according to the Israel Group, is an Australian computer scientist named Brendan McKay. …

The Israel Group goes on to list as its second leading anti-Israel editor another Australian named Peter Nicholas Dale. Dale “is undoubtedly the most prolific and proficient of the bunch,” according to the Israel Group. “He is an erudite, skilled blowhard who employs his expert Wikipedia editing proficiency to derail and obfuscate discussions.” He has performed more than 60,000 Wikipedia edits and has “never once benefited Israel,” the group claims.

Another good example of how modern propaganda works, and how we are systematically misinformed. One might say, “He who controls the past, via Wikimedia, controls the present.”

Wikipedia was discovered to be doing a similar thing on climate change about ten years ago, where everything related to climate was being edited by a bunch of climate activists (led by William Connelly). Even the bios on climate skeptics were laughable inaccurate and nasty, and could not be changed — even birthdates!

It’s usually not so much that what is in Wikipedia is wrong, it’s what they omit. For instance, you would simply never know that the climate models are performing poorly if you only read Wikipedia. The information that speaks against the carbon dioxide theory of global warming is omitted, downplayed, or framed so it can be dismissed. Opinions and model results are represented as facts, when they aren’t. Sigh.