Wiki, who is that?

by Christian Campiche, journalist, founder and editor-in-chief of the online newspaper “La Méduse” and book autor, Lausanne

Conditioning and manipulation are instruments that ever war participant uses to destabilise the opponent. What should one think of an organisation called Wikipedia that dictates its truth to the world if it does not itself shine with transparency?

Wikipedia, you know, is this online encyclopedia that creates or destroys everyone’s reputation thanks to voluntary contributions from Mr and Ms Everyman – whereby anyone can be uncontrollably favourable or malicious. On Wikipedia it is easy to become a philanthropist if you had the money to finance a storyteller. But an individual person becomes just as quickly a conspiracy theorist, a revisionist, an extremist – preferable from the right – in short, if he or she does not join the mainstream, he or she is badly defamed. Without any chance to be able to correct anything in the worldwide network if he or she does not belong to the ideological trend that rules the world.
To have the honor of being present on Wikipedia, the procedure is very simple. All you have to do is to register, write a flattering biography and wait for registration. You may be asked a few questions, but if you have a minimum of publicity, you have every chance of being included in the grail of the best in the world.
This is the ideal situation. However, it also happens that artists or intellectuals who are absolutely worth being listed in Wikipedia are banned from it for obscure reasons. Happy may be those who manage to get a convincing explanation for it. It may well be that your interlocutor is a “teenager” whose name you will never know because he or she is hiding behind a pseudonym.
Wikipedia claims to explain the world to the world, but remains completely devious when it comes to their way of functioning. A more thorough search reveals that some members of the Wikimedia board – the foundation that controls the online lexicon – have close ties to George Soros, American speculator, who crashed the British pound in 1992 and is a partner in the US Carlyle Group, a key representative of the arms industry. Soros also generously distributes his millions to a significant part of the media and plays a non-neglectible role in the migration crisis by financing ships of non-governmental organisations.
Being well informed is worth a lot. When visiting Wikipedia in future, be careful about judging biographies. And be suspicious against labels and judgments attached to events, organisations and people. Often enough, history is interwoven with “stories”.    •

Source: La Meduse. Jounal in Switzerland from 9.8.18

(Translation Current Concerns)