Negative and inaccurate portrayals of men and boys have permeated mainstream media and online knowledge repositories such as Wikipedia, where the bias is particularly evident. Wikipedia editors routinely write negative commentaries about men and Wikipedia admins protect those commentaries while censoring counter-narratives that might show less biased, more accurate information.
This practice is reinforced by feminists who regularly participate in edit-a-thons, sometimes known as Wikistorming. Feminist university professors openly offer credit for editing Wikipediawith the sole purpose of increasing feminist ideology within Wikipedia articles, and to censor male-positive discourse and research on men.
Those in control of Wikipedia have succeeded in deplatforming much reliable information about men and boys.
- Katherine Timpf., ‘Storming Wikipedia’: Colleges offer credit to students who enter ‘feminist thinking’ into Wikipedia. Campus Reform (2013)
- Wikistorming: Colleges offer credit to inject feminism into Wikipedia. Fox News (2013)