‘Losing objectivity’: Elon Musk slams Wikipedia over ‘recession’ page

Tech billionaire Elon Musk reprimanded co-founder Jimmy Wales, after online encyclopedia platform Wikipedia suspended editing of a “recession” page, saying the platform was “losing its objectivity”.

Responding to a user on Twitter, Tesla and SpaceX CEOs showed their displeasure after the online encyclopedia barred users from editing their “recession” page.

“Wikipedia is losing its objectivity @jimmy_wales,” Musk wrote on the microblogging site late Friday.

According to The New York Post, Wikipedia barred users from revising its “recession” page, as visitors to the site engaged in a frantic editing war over the definition of the term, which was based on the latest economic data. The latter is being disputed by the Biden administration. GDP decline.

A Wikipedia user edited the “recession” page to remove references to the standard definition of the word.

“There is no global consensus on the definition of a recession,” the user said.

As of Friday morning, the page included a lock icon in the upper right corner, indicating that it was placed in “semi-security” mode, allowing “unregistered users as well as account(s) that have not been verified or not auto-verified” will not be enabled. To make changes to the text.



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