Wikipedia Drops Newsmax As Source After US Election

Wikipedia Policy Decisions Government US Election 2020

Wikipedia dropped Newsmax as a source altogether after an editor requested it be increased in reliability. T.D. Adler, a former Wikipedia editor who writes under a pseudonym, reported for Breitbart:

Newsmax has seen growing audiences at its online and televised news platforms since the disputed 2020 Presidential election amid President Donald Trump’s criticism of other conservative media coverage. After a Wikipedia editor suggested having the outlet treated as reliable, other editors responded by having Newsmax banned from use as a source for factual claims instead, partly citing its coverage of election fraud allegations, making it the latest conservative outlet banned on Wikipedia in an ongoing purge.

Sources / Relevant Material

  1. Breitbart "Wikipedia Blacklists Newsmax Following Post-Election Popularity Boost" by T.D. Adler (30 Nov 2020)