Fred and Craig,
Do you think a comparison of the effects of bias in individual
candidates' articles to the effects systemic bias towards trickle-down
austerity economics and the social implications thereof in light of
the WP:MEDRS-grade source at
produce a helpful indication of where counter-advocacy efforts would
best be focused?
I'm un-crossposting this reply to just wiki-research-l and the
Education list because I've been told to not crosspost to more than
On Wed, 2 Nov 2016 12:59:09 -0400 Craig Newmark <craig.newmark at
Worth reviewing, after people have recovered from the election. How
about...reminding me two weeks from today. I might've recovered by
On Nov 2, 2016 12:44 PM, "FRED BAUDER" <fredbaud at fairpoint.net>
> I don't expect you to do anything about it, but Hillary Clinton
> presidential campaign, 2016 has been so much an object of political
> by Clinton supporters that it looks more like an ad for Hillary than
> Wikipedia article.
> Fred Bauder
> On Wed, 2 Nov 2016 11:43:32 -0400
> Craig Newmark <craig.newmark at craigconnects.org> wrote:
>> Wikipedia is where facts go to live.
>> It helps that folks on US Capitol Hill are receptive to quiet
>> that Wikipedia avoid becoming a partisan battleground.
>> Craig Newmark
>> founder, craigslist
>> On Nov 1, 2016 7:35 PM, "Olatunde Isaac" <reachout2isaac at
>>> Pine, thanks for sharing this article. I found the entire article
>>> interesting. I am glad that Wikipedia is not seen as a vehicle for
>>> political campaign. Sometimes, people create account on Wikipedia
>>> aim to use the encyclopedia for political campaign and a good number
>>> them end up getting blocked either for POV pushing or other
>>> BTW....I have a few question. Is it a good idea to protect a page
>>> creation if there are indications that the overall intention of the
>>> is to use Wikipedia as a platform for political campaign? If yes,
>>> such protection necessary if the page is neutrally written?
>>> There was an incident that happened sometimes last year when an
>>> "Akinwunmi Ambode" was protected from creation and unprotected
>>> Is this really a good idea?
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>>> Subject: [Wikimedia-l] "Can Wikipedia save the internet?":
>>> political neutrality
>>> Hello colleagues,
>>> Some of you might be interested in this news article:
>>> When we know that we have countless shortcomings in Wikimedia, I
>>> refreshing to hear that some aspects of our content and community
>>> performing well and, on the whole, are serving the public interest.