My opinion of Wikipedia is fast diminishing with each passing day. Someone posted a reference to ICMI18 onto my personal Wikipedia page at 18:57 this evening. It was in the section on J4MB, and consisted of this:
Conference on Men’s Issues
The party will be co-hosting the fourth International Conference on Men’s Issues in London, 20-22 July, 2018. <reference leading to a link with the conference website URL>
Anyone visiting the page could then click on the link to go straight to the conference website, as here. If you look at the screensave, the added text takes up the two lines at the bottom of the page.
Just five minutes later, at 19:02, Philip Cross – a Wikipedia ‘editor’ who we’ve had reasons to criticise before – removed the entry, as you can see from the Wikipedia history of his action, here.
It seems that someone tried to post something onto the same page this afternoon, concerrning the series of ICMIs, but it linked to the AVfM website, and apparently this isn’t permitted on Wikipedia, so Philip Cross removed that material too.
Soviet-era censors would surely have been delighted to be able to censor so easily. At least we have a record of this censor’s work. Dean Esmay was writing about the corruption of Wikipedia by gender ideologues years ago.