Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has told Elon Musk it is ‘not for sale’ after the Twitter owner accused the encyclopedia of having a left-wing bias:- Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales warns Elon Musk that the company is “not for sale”.
Wells was responding to a tweet in which Elon Musk was asked how much he thinks Wikipedia is worth. The founder had previously said that Musk had misdiagnosed Twitter’s problems.
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales warned Elon Musk on Wednesday that the online encyclopedia is “not for sale”.
Wells was responding to a tweet by a journalist asking Elon Musk: “I wonder how much Wikipedia will cost?”
Musk a few days ago reportedly rebuked the company for considering deleting a page about the so-called “Twitter Files”, saying it had a “left-wing bias”.
On Tuesday, a user tweeted that Wikipedia was “voting on removing the entry for Elon Musk’s Twitter files,” because editors deemed it a “nothing burger” that is “not worth mentioning.”
The user posted screenshots of Wikipedia editors voting to remove the article, which said the contents of Hunter Biden’s laptop were “another nothing-about-nothing incident”.
Musk responded, saying: “Most of Earth: ‘MSM is biased.’ Wikipedia: ‘Cite MSM source to corroborate this claim.’ Wikipedia has a non-trivial leftist bias.” He then tagged Wells asking “What do you think?” Wells did not respond.
Musk teased the release of the “Twitter Files” last week, saying he would expose “free speech suppression” on the platform. Under Musk’s instructions, journalist Matt Tabby published a thread of tweets on Friday showing internal communications between Twitter executives and Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign.
The campaign has asked Twitter to remove leaked explicit photos of Hunter Biden after he allegedly left his laptop at a Delaware repair shop. Posting photos on Twitter is a violation of the company’s revenge porn policy.
However, critics saw this as a bias of the social media platform towards Democratic politicians, with Musk also calling it a “violation of the Constitution’s First Amendment”.
Musk fired Twitter Deputy General Counsel James Baker on Tuesday, accusing Twitter of secretly investigating the “Twitter Files” and engaging in “suppression of information critical to the public dialogue.” .
In an interview with i24NEWS in November, Wells said that Musk’s “diagnosis of what’s wrong with Twitter is completely wrong.”
“Twitter has a real problem with trolling and abuse, it doesn’t have a problem with not enough freedom of expression,” he said.
Wikipedia did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment about Wells’ tweet.
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