[WikiEN-l] systemic bias

Daniel R. Tobias dan at tobias.name
Sun May 7 17:10:49 UTC 2006

On 5 May 2006 at 14:29, Raphael Wegmann <raphael at psi.co.at> wrote:

> Thank you for pointing out that distinction. Back on this issue:
> Anti-Islam bias (regardless of whether it's systematic or systemic)
> results in one-sided articles on certain topics, which is IMHO
> derogatory to an encyclopedia. And putting the JP cartoons in the
> article increases systemic bias by driving away muslim editors.

But suppressing some content that's otherwise relevant simply because 
it offends some particular group and thus drives them away, is itself 
a form of one-sidedness, in which the group with the thinnest skin 
about such things gets to dictate the content and tone of the related 

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