Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia that can be edited by users, constantly advertises itself as independent and non-partisan in its constant fundraising appeals begging for money to supposedly keep free information available in the digital age.
But a recent Tweet from founder Jimmy Wales deriding President Donald Trump during his visit to the United Kingdom is an indicator that the site’s supposed objectivity may not be what it seems:
I am going to the airport. Leaving the UK today.
I will be back when he leaves.
— Jimmy Wales (@jimmy_wales) June 3, 2019
The truth is Wikipedia has relied on misleading fundraising practices that do not represent the true nature of the operation for many years.
One of their fundraising messages tugs at the unsuspecting reader’s heart strings and suggests that they may be one bad donation cycle away from closing up shop forever.
“To protect our independence, we will never run ads. We’re sustained by donations averaging about $15. Only a tiny portion of our readers give,” the fundraiser notice read.
The request concluded: “Your donation supports the only non-profit on the list of the world’s top ten most visited websites. That’s pretty sweet. Please take one minute to keep Wikipedia online and growing.”
But in actuality, Wikipedia is far from independent and not even close to broke. They are sitting on a pile of cash, and their content is tightly controlled by a legion of left-wing activists who edit the database constantly so all information is slanted toward their preferred agenda.
It is no surprise that Wikipedia is so biased in favor of the Left when they receive funding from two of the most powerful left-wing oligarchs in the world, Jeff Bezos and George Soros.
“Alexa leverages hundreds of sources to answer questions, including Wikipedia,” Amazon said in a statement given to TechCrunch after donating $1 million to the non-profit. “The Alexa team shares a similar vision with Wikipedia and the Wikimedia Foundation: To make it easier to share knowledge globally.”
Soros has put a much more substantial donation into Wikipedia than Bezos, and his network is intimately involved in the day-to-day operations of the alleged non-profit.
“George’s generous gift to the future of free knowledge is reflective of his deep commitment to supporting openness in all its forms,” said Katherine Maher, Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation, after Soros announced a $2 million donation. “His gift will help us ensure the sum of all knowledge remains free and open for the benefit of generations to come.”
“The Endowment is not just a practical way to support Wikipedia,” Soros said. “My gift represents a commitment to the ideals of open knowledge—and to the long-term importance of free knowledge sources that benefit people around the world.”
It was revealed in 2016 that the Soros-backed Tides Foundation is in charge of the The Wikimedia Endowment, a “permanent safekeeping fund” expected to oversee up to $100 million for the supposed non-profit.
Even the globalist Koch Brothers, who have paid off the Republican Party establishment to support open borders and free trade for decades, have been implicated in manipulating Wikipedia to control the narrative about their various front groups.
Wales’ social media jab against Trump only gives away the obvious. Wikipedia is another Web 2.0 service, like Twitter, Google or Facebook, operating under the guise of free, open information while being tightly controlled by the globalist Left.
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President Trump Takes Down Chinese State Media Reporter: “Who Do You Work For, China?”
The reporter works for a company all-but controlled by the Chinese government.
President Donald Trump correctly questioned if a reporter promoting the supposed efforts of Chinese companies to provide needed coronavirus supplies was working for a Chinese-government controlled media company at Monday’s press conference.
Youyou Wang asked a question that was phrased as more of a statement, describing the humanitarian efforts of Chinese companies Huawei and Alibaba as a potential motive for the United States to rescind trade restrictions on China in the wake of the epidemic.
Watch the exchange here:
Who do you work for, China? pic.twitter.com/dDeOKpHkhv
— The Mission is Great (@missionisgreat) April 6, 2020
“Who are you working for, China? Do you work for China, or do you work for a newspaper? Who are you with?”
Youyou Wang stated that she works for a privately owned media company, but scrutiny of Hong Kong Phoenix TV reveals that it’s closely linked to the Chinese government. According to The National Pulse’s Raheem Kassam, 37.1% of the company’s parent, Phoenix Satellite Holdings, is owned by a former Colonel for China’s state propaganda TV channel. Another 20% of the company is owned by Extra Step Investments Limited, which is a subsidiary of a Chinese government-owned company called China Mobile.
— Dermot O'Shea (@LUV2SKIPOW) April 6, 2020
Mainstream media operatives immediately pivoted to paint Trump’s wholly reasonable inquiry to the nature of Wang’s media company as somehow prejudiced, claiming that it was inappropriate that Trump question the motives of someone who was trying to defend China’s major corporations and government in the midst of the pandemic.
His suspicions appear to have been validated, considering no more than 65% of the company is owned by individuals and entities with demonstrable connections to the Chinese government. Many of China’s nominally ‘private’ companies are essentially owned by the nation’s authoritarian government and work tirelessly to advance its interests.
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