A bombshell about long-standing allegations of US intelligence influence and manipulation on the most well-known collaborative online encyclopedia in the world was exposed by the co-founder of Wikipedia. Wikipedia’s co-creator Larry Sanger discussed the acknowledged “information warfare” operations of US intelligence with journalist Glenn Greenwald on his “System Update” podcast. These efforts have partially turned Wikipedia into an instrument of “control” by the left-liberal Washington deep state.
According to certain analysts who have long seen and meticulously documented US government participation in significant social media sites as well as Wikipedia itself, “the CIA Is running Wikipedia, Wow, what a shocker.” Sanger asserted during Greenwald’s show, “We do have evidence that, as early as 2008, that CIA and FBI computers were used to edit Wikipedia,” before posing: “Do you think that they stopped doing that back then?”
The intelligence agencies, according to Sanger, “pay off the most influential people to push their agendas, which they’re already mostly in line with, or they just develop their own talent within the community, learn the Wikipedia game, and then push what they want to say with their own people.”
“A great part of intelligence and information warfare is conducted online,” he added, and then specified: “on websites like Wikipedia.” Sanger refers to it as “the most biased encyclopedia” in history for this and other reasons that are covered in the conversation.
He said that US intelligence had been tampering with the very sizable platform and information store for more than a decade (Wikipedia was created and went online in 2001).
Regarding the Biden-Ukraine conspiracy hypothesis in particular, Greenwald cited Wikipedia and said that “there is a mountain of evidence showing that Hunter Biden was paid $80,000 per month by Burisma executives.” It is well known that executives from Burisma were “getting a lot in value in the way of access to Joe Biden, the most important US official on Ukraine,” according to Greenwald. “However, the Wikipedia article claims that this evidence is false and that it is all a conspiracy theory.”
“Remember, this is supposed to be an ideology-free, neutral encyclopedia”, Greenwald then quipped sarcastically.
Watch the full interview with the Wikipedia co-founder below:
The following is an excerpt from the Sanger interview where Greenwald criticizes Wikipedia’s handling of the entire Biden-Ukraine scandal:
“The very first sentence reads ‘The Biden–Ukraine conspiracy theory is a series of false allegations that Joe Biden, while he was Vice President of the United States, engaged in corrupt activities relating to his son, Hunter Biden, who was on the board of the Ukrainian gas company Burisma.”
“As part of efforts by Donald Trump and his campaign in the Trump–Ukraine scandal, which led to Trump’s first impeachment, these falsehoods were spread in an attempt to damage Joe Biden’s reputation and chances during the 2020 presidential campaign,” the Wikipedia entry still reads.
“So notice: The Biden-Ukraine scandal is – according to Wikipedia – the ‘Biden–Ukraine conspiracy theory’ but the Trump controversy involving Ukraine is ‘the Trump–Ukraine scandal’. Everything is written to comport with the liberal world view and the Democratic Party talking points.”
The two also agreed that Covid entries were heavily subject to propaganda and skewed information:
“Let me tell you a fact,” Greenwald said. “The view of the leading scientists in the US Department of Energy as well as the FBI is that the most likely explanation for how the Covid pandemic emerged is through the research that was being funded by the United States and conducted in the Wuhan lab. You would have no idea that was true – on one of the most important questions of the last decade: Where the Covid pandemic came from.”
“Every word (on Wikipedia) is designed to suggest that only right-wing conspiracy theorists would invest any plausibility in the theory that the virus came from a (lab) leak and not from a naturally occurring event, even though the top virologists in the world wrote to Dr. Fauci at the start of the pandemic and were adamant that the evidence was consistent with manipulation in a lab.”
“If you asked Joy Reid to comment on the Covid pandemic, that’s exactly what she would tell you. And that’s true of almost every entry. It shocked me when I started looking at (Wikipedia) over the last six months, how blatant it has become.”
The problems that @ggreenwald identifies with @wikipedia extend to its ridiculous defamation of scientists skeptical of lockdowns. Take a look at the shameful pages of two excellent scientists, @VPrasadMDMPH and John Ioannidis. Wikipedia editors politicize science. https://t.co/20P5NQ4DrD
— Jay Bhattacharya (@DrJBhattacharya) August 3, 2023
Wikipedia “used to be kind of anti-establishment” before a decade ago, according to Sanger, but it subsequently appeared to be hijacked. “Between 2005 and 2012 or so, there was this very definite shift to Wikipedia becoming an establishment mouthpiece. It was amazing. I never would’ve guessed that in 2001,” the site’s co-founder concluded.