[Wikimedia-l] Breivik: My Biggest Influence Was Wikipedia

Marc Riddell michaeldavid86 at comcast.net
Wed Apr 18 13:24:20 UTC 2012

>> on 4/18/12 4:53 AM, Mike  Dupont at jamesmikedupont at googlemail.com wrote:
>>> this just in, scary.
>>> Breivik: My Biggest Influence Was Wikipedia
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>>> nfluence-was-wikipedia-2012-4#ixzz1sN3LZci6

On 18 April 2012 13:55, Marc Riddell <michaeldavid86 at comcast.net> wrote:
>> Unless he expanded on his statement, which isn't in the posted clip, his
>> "answer" could very well be a sarcastic non-answer to an entity he believes
>> has neither credibility nor authority over him.
>> Marc Riddell
> It's my understanding that what he said is that Wikipedia was venue he used
> for researching his ideology.
> At the end of the day Wikipedia is full of right wing material - because it
> is a part of history/culture and we have to record it (neutrally). It is
> entirely possible to take that material and use it to build a world view.
> This is what people do anyway.
> We simply have to be accepting of the fact that, while our intent might be
> to spread a more inclusive society by opening up knowledge to the masses,
> there is a portion of the population who will form views we find abhorrent.
I agree with you, Thomas, that some persons are going to use - or twist -
facts to support their own, already-established views.

I also agree with Mike that the growing size and complexity of the
Encyclopedia needs stronger and more objective oversight.


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