Wikipedia contemplates deleting article on 'mass killings under communist regimes'
Wikipedia has asked its users to weigh in on the platform’s article discussing "Mass killings under Communist regimes."
(Article by Autumn Johnson republished from NewsBusters.org
discussed mass killings perpetrated by communist regimes throughout the 20th century, including the Soviet Union, China, and Cambodia.
Two warnings appear on the article, one asking for comments on the possible deletion of the article and one noting that the article may be biased or unverifiable.
“This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedia's deletion policy
,” the first warning reads. “Please share your thoughts on the matter at this article's deletion discussion page
Feel free to improve the article, but do not remove this notice before the discussion is closed and do not blank
the page. For more information, read the guide to deletion
According to Wikipedia’s deletion
policy, users are encouraged to “explain their opinion” on whether the article should be deleted.
A second warning said
the article has “multiple issues.”
the “neutrality of the article is disputed” and that the “verifiability of the claims made in this article is disputed.”
Conservatives on Twitter were quick to slam the online encyclopedia for considering deleting an article that tells the truth about the horrors committed by communist regimes.
“Go to hell, @Wikipedia,” Elliott Hamilton, an attorney and conservative social media commentator tweeted, along with a screenshot of the warnings.
“If @Wikipedia gets away with this, there will surely be attempts to delete pages involving the Armenian genocide, the Holocaust, and many other mass atrocities,” he added. “This slippery slope cannot stand.”
“@Wikipedia this ends my donation to you,” another user tweeted.
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