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Infogalactic is a fork of Wikipedia. Therefore, you will find similar information there as on Wikipedia.

I think it's unfair to put only Infogalactic with a banner that suggests that many of its articles are politically spun. Infogalactic was created because the forkers believed that Wikipedia wasn't a truly free encyclopedia that anyone could edit. As for me, I think there's a bias towards one certain political leaning on Wikipedia, except in the hard sciences, so if Infogalactic has a flag for being politically spun, then so should Wikipedia.

You want examples?

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ron_Paul&oldid=848698655 . Read the bottom as you read https://archive.fo/udbAr .

Another example is https://archive.fo/5wGgh for the burning down of 'Cultural Marxism' as a page.

Here's https://archive.fo/fvoIB and https://wikipedia.fivefilters.org/ about the incessant editing of one individual...or bot.

Maybe a video would suffice? (I know many are lazy, so timestamp 0:30 should be of interest here.) https://invidio.us/watch?v=wIYhE-hei2Y youtube link : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIYhE-hei2Y . Don't be offset by the video's title and judge it. It's only 2 minutes.

Those were just some preliminary examples. Now for some comparisons. I pull these examples from this URL (https://saidit.net/s/InfoGalactic/comments/8xr/infogalactic_is_an_uncensored_deeplinked_wiki/ ). I leave here the infamous Pizzagate articles. Compare IG with Wiki, and see which one shows less bias.

https://infogalactic.com/info/Pizzagate (alternative version)

https://infogalactic.com/info/Pizzagate_conspiracy_theory (Wikipedia version)

Perhaps we should also look at Russian interference in the 2016 US election?

https://infogalactic.com/info/Russian_interference_in_the_2016_United_States_elections (alternative version)

https://infogalactic.com/info/Russian_interference_in_the_2016_United_States_elections,_official_narrative (Wikipedia version)

If you bother to look at the Russia one, you will see that IG has opted to provide sources to the contrary of what Wiki's article says. Why don't those links appear in Wiki's article?

Don't misunderstand me and attempt to apply motive behind my writing. I'm only giving you what I have researched.

I'll quote some random on their thoughts:

"One of the most troublesome requirements of Wikipedia is for information to be sourced from secondary sources. In practice this means anything you add must come from a secondary source, or your change will be reverted. The existing page may itself come from primary sources, but will be left unchanged! Infogalactic's "verifiability" is a much better criterion than "secondary sources", but it leaves the door open to "original research", which might cause problems - it is an invitation to dump rambling essays on Infogalactic. Wikipedia's editors tend to litter articles with superscripts such as [who?], [reference required] etc. It would be more constructive if editors tried to chase up some of the loose ends themselves, instead of expecting someone else to do it. It will be hard to find a large number of editors who will work for free while not being control freaks. Perhaps there are not many pages where Wikipedia is positively misleading or non-existent. It may be easiest to curate these pages, and mirror Wikipedia for all the others."

Well that's enough ranting about that.

Compared to Wikipedia, there's no shaking you down for money every year. That alone is a 3 star rating from me.

Given everything that I've placed above, I think Infogalactic is set up to be a fairer curator of information, showing both sides. That's an extra star. It doesn't get 5 stars, however, because I find that many image links are broken on articles, and there are evidently less people contributing.

[Edited by TerrifiedTyphlosion, January 24] (fixed wording)

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Infogalactic provides more realistic information on many controversial topics in comparison with Wikipedia.

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Even tho it's not intended to be alt-right only. It has a majority of alt-right users and a lot of conspiracies. I feel like Wikipedia users says that Infogalactic is a alt-right conspiracy website while Infogalactic users thinks that Wikipedia is a Marxist conspiracy website. I don't see the difference, just depends if you are on the left wing or on the right wing. As an anarchist, I don't want to get into politics into a f** encyclopedia website.

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Many of their articles are right-wing conspiracy theories.

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InfoGalactic is free of censorship, unlike Wikipedia, and while there may be more alt-right users, there are lefties, libertarians, Greens, anarchists, conspirophiles, and artists who utilize the deep encyclopedia, even if much of it is outdated articles mirrored from the monopolistic Wikipedia that is censored and controlled by Operation Mockingbird, CIA, Mossad, and countless other deep state secret agencies around the world.

Alt-Right sci-fi author Vox Day founded the site, but I've never seen him there. As a left-leaning voluntarist Green supporter (despite their climate change scam), I've been active on InfoGalactic since the Wikipedia thugs banned me in 2016 for 1 year for being "another polite truther" and posting helpful information about documentaries.

Just as there are terrible articles on Wikipedia (and there are!) - so to expect some on InfoGalactic. Ideally they should be allowed - but labelled with their biases. With an army of editors that might be possible, but for now, you get what you get - and that's honest and free articles, from the author's perspective. Neutrality and objectivity are myths - like much of history.

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