Sat. Jun 22nd, 2024
alert-–-elon-musk-says-he-will-pay-wikipedia-$1-billion-to-change-its-name-to-‘d***pedia’-–-after-accusing-website-of-‘losing-its-objectivity’-to-the-‘biases-of-higher-ranking-editors’Alert – Elon Musk says he will pay Wikipedia $1 BILLION to change its name to ‘D***pedia’ – after accusing website of ‘losing its objectivity’ to the ‘biases of higher ranking editors’

Elon Musk has offered $1billion to the owners of Wikipedia if they change its name to ‘D***ipedia’.

The billionaire – who has accused the website of showing its ‘non-trivial left-wing bias’ in the past – was responding to Wikipedia’s donation appeal for the year.

‘I will give them a billion dollars if they change their name to D–kipedia,’ Musk posted on X, formerly Twitter, on Sunday.

He then jokingly asked to add that to his Wikipedia page, which he said includes the cow and poop emojis after he criticized the Wikipedia Foundation.

‘Have you ever wondered why the Wikimedia Foundation wants so much money? It certainly isn’t needed to operate Wikipedia,’ he said. ‘You can literally fit a copy of the entire text on your phone!

The world’s richest man, Elon Musk, has offered $1billion of that cold hard cash to the owners of Wikipedia, with the aim of crudely changing it’s name to ‘D***ipedia,’ he wrote Sunday

‘I will give them a billion dollars if they change their name to D–kipedia,’ Musk posted on X, formerly Twitter, which is owned by the Tesla CEO

‘So, what’s the money for? Inquiring minds want to know…’

Musk received a ‘community note’ – a fact-checking mechanism he has implemented since buying the site – correcting him and noting that in 2022 Wikimedia had $154million in revenue but $145million in expenses.

‘The Wikimedia Foundation is a charitable non-profit, providing free access to Wikipedia,’ the note claimed.

‘While a text & English-only copy of Wikipedia is about 51GB, adding all media + supported languages brings it to 428TB.’ In 2022 Wikimedia had $154million in revenue with $145million in expenses.

He joked with journalist and Musk acolyte Brian Krassenstein that the offer was only for ‘one year minimum. I mean, I’m a not fool lol.’

In December of 2022, the billionaire CEO accused the website of showing its ‘non-trivial left-wing bias’ by debating deleting an article about the newly released Twitter files, which show how staff suppressed tweets and stories about Hunter Biden’s laptop.

The Wikipedia entry for the investigation now has a note saying it is being ‘considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedia’s deletion policy’.

On its deletion discussion page, editors brand the Twitter files a ‘nothing burger’ and ‘not notable’.

The billionaire – who has accused the website of showing its ‘non-trivial left-wing bias’ in the past – was responding to Wikipedia’s donation appeal for the year

He then jokingly asked to add that to his Wikipedia page, which also as he points out, includes the cow and poop emojis after he criticized the Wikipedia Foundation for its largesse

He also joked with journalist and Musk acolyte Brian Krassenstein that the offer was only for ‘one year minimum. I mean, I’m a not fool lol’

Musk seized on the debate, saying it shows how Wikipedia, like the mainstream media, has a left-wing bias that is acting against his agenda.

He wrote on Twitter: ‘Most of Earth: ‘The MSM is biased.’ Wikipedia: ‘Cite MSM source to confirm this claim.’ ‘Wikipedia has a non-trivial left-wing bias.’

The row came after Musk fired his general counsel James A. Baker, citing his alleged involvement in suppressing the release of internal documents about the Hunter Biden scandal.

‘In light of concerns about Baker’s possible role in suppression of information important to the public dialogue, he was exited from Twitter today,’ Musk wrote in a tweet on Tuesday.

Musk added that Baker’s explanation of the events surrounding the laptop saga was ‘unconvincing.’ 

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