The issue of liberal bias became so apparent it prompted meetings between social media executives and congressional Republicans.
But little has been made of another influential platform’s own troubling history of political bias. I’m talking about Wikipedia, the user-driven encyclopedia that attracts roughly 500 million unique visitors and 18 billion page views a month.
If the Internet is our most valuable source for information, then Wikipedia is perhaps its most substantive vessel — in fact, it is one of the five most popular websites in the world. Wikipedia houses millions of articles on topics of interest, servicing all sorts of curious researchers.
Unfortunately, Wikipedia is not immune to the pervasive liberal bias that has plagued Facebook, Twitter, and other social media companies. If anything, it is an avid practitioner.
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