Wikipedia v ASPI: on sock-puppets and Wiki-sneaks – Michael West Media

ASPI, Wikipedia

Something is rotten with the state of propaganda

(Editor: ASPI is also Australia’s most influential and aggressive crafter of anti-China propaganda, funded to the tune of $11m a year by government and the military industrial lobby, foreign arms manufacturers that is).

The top of the ASPI page comes with this warning from Wikipedia in bold text: This article has multiple issues. This article relies too much on references to primary sources. This article may rely excessively on sources too closely associated with the subject, potentially preventing the article from being verifiable and neutral.

It is the standard Wikipedia disclaimer when Wikipedia suspects Something is rotten in the state of Denmark—or, perhaps one might say, in the Canberra suburb of Barton.  

More than half of the reference sources on the Wikipedia page come directly from ASPI itself and all but one either endorses or praises ASPI.

 

Source: Wikipedia v ASPI: on sock-puppets and Wiki-sneaks – Michael West Media

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