Wikipedia joins in the Gaslighting of Biden’s claim that the US is NOT in a ‘recession’
- The page was altered at least 47 times over a roughly 24-hour period, with an administrator locking unregistered users out until August
- The edit-freeze comes as members of the Biden administration have tried to argue the country is not in a recession by casting doubt on the word’s definition
- A recession is commonly agreed upon to be two consecutive quarters of negative economic growth
Wikipedia has suspended the edit feature on its ‘Recession’ page after users flocked to amend it to concur with President Biden’s claim that the US isn’t suffering a downturn.
The page was altered at least 47 times over a roughly 24-hour period, with an administrator locking unregistered users out until August in an effort to curb what the encyclopedia website characterizes as ‘vandalism,’ and ‘malicious’ edits.
The edit-freeze comes as numerous members of the Biden administration have tried to argue the country is not in a recession by casting doubt on the word’s definition, which commonly agreed upon to be two consecutive quarters of negative economic growth.
One member made repeated edits to the Wikipedia page to insist there was ‘no global consensus’ on the definition of recession, in what appears to be a bizarre attempt to push White House messaging.
The Commerce Department confirmed in a report on Thursday that the US met that exact definition – announcing gross domestic product shrank 0.9 percent in the second quarter, following a decline of 1.6 percent decline in the first quarter.
The Wikipedia page’s history showed a flurry of edits, with an editor going by the name of Soibangla combing through the page and rooting out any references to the commonly held definition of a recession.
Soibangla then replaced those definitions with lines that more closely fit the Biden administration’s take on things, with one line reading ‘There is no global consensus on the definition of a recession.’
Some editors then tried to rebuke Soibangla’s changes, only to then have another round of recession doubting editors change the article back to fit their ambiguous definitions.
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