WikiPedia Goes Along With Democrat Propaganda; Lists ICE As 'Concentration Camp'
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For months now, far-left members of congress including socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have been falsely claiming that ICE detention facilities along the southern border are actually "concentration camps."
Wikipedia is now joining in on the "fake news" considering their "concentration and internment camps" list was updated with a section specifically for the ICE facilities along the border.
Check out what Breitbart reported:
Under Wikipedia policies, another month-long discussion will likely be required before the section can be removed again. In the discussion, editors supported inclusion by citing Democrats using the “concentration camp” label, which has been recently invoked by the perpetrators of several violent attacks.
During the controversy over President Trump’s zero tolerance immigration policy last year, which left-wing critics derided as a “family separation policy”, an unregistered user added a section to the page about ICE facilities and this was expanded by another unregistered user. Media coverage in Gizmodo, Vice, and Marie Claire, generally favored the listing and presented it as fact. The media attention led to an “edit war” as editors removed and restored the section, until it was kept out barring a “consensus” in favor of including the section and the page locked.
Ocasio-Cortez is resposible for starting the bogus theory that the United States is running concentration camps along the southern border.
Back in June, the socialist falsely claimed that President Trump “has established concentration camps on the southern border” for illegal aliens when in reality, the President has adopted former President Barack Obama's detainment center program.
"This administration has established concentration camps on the southern border of the United States for immigrants, where they are being brutalized with dehumanizing conditions and dying. This is not hyperbole. It is the conclusion of expert analysis,” she wrote on Twitter, citing a magazine article," Ocasio-Cortez said in a tweet.
This administration has established concentration camps on the southern border of the United States for immigrants, where they are being brutalized with dehumanizing conditions and dying.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 18, 2019
This is not hyperbole. It is the conclusion of expert analysis ??https://t.co/2dWHxb7UuL
Breitbart goes deeper into the situation regarding Wikipedia. Check out what they said:
The debate was re-ignited in mid-June after an unregistered user from the D.C. area restored the section stating “they’re concentration camps” without further explanation. On the same day Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) had begun pushing the term to describe the detention facilities. As with the previous versions last year, the sources cited in every version of the section often did not reference concentration or internment camps, including when making claims of health violations and deaths in the facilities. This would appear to violate Wikipedia’s sourcing policies.
Editors removed the section a few days after it was first added and a new edit war started as various editors began repeatedly removing or restoring the section until administrator “El C” used his advanced privileges to lock the page with the section included. Responding to the fight over the listing, one participant claimed “consensus” for including the section citing the few editors restoring the section and argued removal violated page restrictions, which required consensus for restoring new changes.
When another editor disputed this “consensus” claim, El C declared the section was the “long-standing text” despite only being added two weeks earlier after a year-long absence. In the same remarks he called the detention facilities “camps” and suggested any discussion should presume inclusion by asking for removal instead. While presenting himself as a neutral arbiter, the administrator’s profile page favorably displays a quote and image of late Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin.
In subsequent discussion on removing ICE detention facilities from the concentration camp list, several left-wing editors cited reports of Representative Cortez using the label as supporting inclusion of ICE facilities on the list. Others cited what was claimed to be a statement from “400 Holocaust and genocide” experts on the subject in support, but one editor noted many were not actually experts in the field and they only permitted using the term. The editor further noted there was no scholarly consensus calling ICE detention facilities concentration camps and that the label was criticized by several Holocaust museums.
Despite these points and other arguments that sources did not support listing ICE facilities as concentration or internment camps, the almost evenly-split discussion was closed by administrator Sam Walton as having consensus for keeping the section. In reaching his decision, Walton suggested objections to listing ICE facilities as concentration camp were “not based in policy” claiming many were either mere disagreement without explanation or simply dismissing reliable sourcing as political rather than presenting more substantive critique.
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