Larry Sanger is the co-founder of Wikipedia, Nupedia, and Citizendium. Since at least 2020, he has been speaking out about the deterioration of Wikipedia into a biased partisan site.
Sanger talks about how he first started noticing bias regarding the pharmaceutical industry and the aggressive promotion of big pharma over holistic approaches.
In 2007, Virgil Griffith created WikiScanner to find the point of origin of Wikipedia editors. He found large numbers of editors to be using computers located inside US Government agencies, including the CIA and the FBI, as well as computers at offices of major corporations.
Note: In 1945, the US Congress made it illegal for the CIA to publish propaganda within the USA that was directed at the American people. It was called the Smith–Mundt Act. They were only allowed to do it outside of the USA. For example, RFE/RL was founded by the CIA to operate pro-USA/anti-Soviet radio and tv stations in Europe. In 2021, the project was officially funded with $124.3 million and had about 700 employees worldwide.
However, the CIA was exposed as violating US law and feeding propaganda to the US public through a project called “Operation Mockingbird.” The CIA kept getting more and more blatant. In 2012, Congress responded to the CIA’s violations by repealing the Smith–Mundt Act. It was replaced with the Smith–Mundt Modernization Act of 2012, which explicitly allowed the CIA to direct propaganda and information warfare at the American public.
Two years later, in 2014, the CIA awarded a $600 million contract to Amazon immediately after Amazon purchased the Washington Post Company.