Did you know that Jimmy Wales was a porn king who sold online pornography before launching Wikipedia – the world’s online trove of collective knowledge? Did you know that Wikipedia is anti-science and is actually edited by corporate-paid trolls on important topics such as GMOs, vaccines, chemotherapy and pharmaceuticals, and not by anonymous volunteer editors as claimed? If these didn’t shock you, here’re 10 startling facts that will shake your confidence in Wikipedia and its founder Jimmy Wales:
- Wikipedia Was Started With Revenue From Soft-Core Porn
Wales launched a web search engine called Bomis in 1996. A big part of the site was the “Bomis Babe Report” dedicated to half naked celebrities and women. The site also hosted nekkid.info, a place “to see sexy naked women” and “The Babe Engine” an image search engine dedicated to finding pictures of attractive women.
- Wikipedia Knowingly Distributed Child Pornography
Larry Sanger, co-founder of Wikipedia, told the FBI that Wikimedia Commons (the parent company of Wiki products including Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Wikinews and Wikiquote) is rife with renderings of children performing sexual acts. A 2010 Fox News investigation reportedly revealed the site “has become home base for a loose worldwide network of pedophiles who are campaigning to spin the popular online encyclopedia in their favor and are trying to lure more people into their world.”
- Jimmy ‘Jimbo’ Wales Dumped Lover On Wikipedia
Wales used the world’s most popular online encyclopedia as a means of dumping his girlfriend – onetime Fox News pundit Rachel Marsden. Marsden responded by sending Valleywag an IM conversation that indicates Wales ordered changes to her Wikipedia biography in an effort to further his personal agenda. The email and sex chats seem to implicate Wales in an apparent conflict of interest involving top-down editing of Marsden’s Wikipedia entry.
- Wales’ Girlfriend Sold His Clothes On Ebay
In purported retaliation, Rachel, a well-known conservative columnist, decided she could take the clothes he had left at her apartment and auction them off on eBay Canada.
- Donor Exposed Wales’ Lies And Deceit
Jeff Merkey, a former Novell chief scientist, accused Jimmy Wales of extortion. He stated that Wales agreed to place him under his “special protection” as an editor in exchange for a substantial donation and other financial support of the Wikimedia Foundation projects.
- Wales Keeps A Watchful Eye Over Hillary Clinton’s Wikipedia Entry
Despite the steady wave of scandals that have begun to erode even the New York Times’ portrayal of Hillary Clinton, her image remains unblemished on Wikipedia. Since he first started editing her page in June 2005, Hillary’s “Wikipedia watchdog” has been guarding against slanders, accusations, unfair assumptions, and distortions on the high-traffic, heavily footnoted, highly policed Hillary Rodham Clinton Wikipedia page.
- Paid PR Scandal Erupted At Wikipedia
In 2012, Roger Bamkin, trustee of the Wikimedia Foundation UK, and a Wikipedian In Residence were caught editing Wikipedia pages and facilitating front-page placement for their pay-for-play, publicity-seeking clients.
- Wikipedia In The Midst Of An International Extortion Scandal
Recently, the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organization that sponsors but does not operate Wikipedia, announced that it suspended 381 accounts for “black hat” editing, in which editors charge and accept money for “to promote external interests”. The scam affected English Wikipedia, which boasts 4.9 million articles, has over 26 million users, and 1,343 administrators. Hundreds of small British businesses and minor celebrities were targeted by a high-level blackmail scam that was orchestrated by “rogue editors” at Wikipedia.
- Jimmy Wales Openly Despises Natural Medicine And The Healing Arts
Wikipedia deliberately allows corporate-funded Wikipedia editors to disparage authors, naturopaths, doctors and practitioners who help people heal.
- Wales Traded Wikipedia Edits For Sex
If Natural News is to be believed, Jimmy Wales traded Wikipedia edits for sex by exploiting his editorial position over a female editor, ordered the intimidation and harassment of Wikipedia editors who attempted to maintain a truly “neutral point of view” about Jimmy Wales himself, and exploited his position within the Wikimedia Foundation to attempt to bury details about his own past.
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