To control the reference sources that people use is to control the way people comprehend the world. Wikipedia may have a benign, even trivial face, but underneath may lie a more sinister and subtle threat to freedom of thought.

Martin Cohen, who would go on to say, “If anyone disagrees with the Wikipedian consensus, their edits are “reverted” and they can be banned – “indefinitely”.” These comments illustrate his underlying frustration with what really matters for Wikipedia: “not your sources but the ‘support of the community’.”

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