Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Fjordman in Wikipedia

A couple of weeks ago Fjordman told us that he had discovered an article in Wikipedia about himself, one that he had no part in creating, and that the entry was flagged for possible deletion:

This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedia’s deletion policy.

Please share your thoughts on the matter at this article’s entry on the Articles for deletion page.

The article in question is brief, and — as far as I can tell — accurate, taking a fairly neutral tone towards its subject. It does, however, use the weasel word “alleged”:

Fjordman is an anonymous Norwegian blogger who writes about Islam and Muslim immigration and the alleged danger it poses to Western society.

On the other hand, in order to maintain neutrality, I suppose that “alleged” is necessary. It’s fortunate that I don’t have to observe the same neutrality in this venue!

Fjordman has this to say about his place in Wikipedia:
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This entry was considered for deletion before. This was, apparently, overruled the previous time, but now somebody doesn’t like me again. By the way: I had nothing whatsoever to do with the creation of this entry, and Wikipedia is notoriously unbalanced when it comes to politically sensitive matters or persons. It doesn’t matter to my ego whether I have this entry or not, but I suspect there is an element of ideological censorship in the desire to delete it, and I don’t think that should be allowed to pass unnoticed.

Fjordman’s fans are invited to keep a gimlet eye on the Wikipedia entry, and to keep us informed of any changes in it.


Thanks to Islam in Europe for bringing this topic to our attention again.

5 comments:

Jonathan Robertsson said...

Fjordman (if you're reading this): Since I discovered your blog postings, I've always wondered whether you're pseudonym alludes to those beautiful and great fjords (what do they call them in English?) of Norway; that you're proud of your nationality and the beautiful landscape of Scandinavia?
Or is Fjordman simply your real name?
Happy May 17:th in arrears! (although I'm from Sweden and it was five days ago...)

Archonix said...

In english we call them fjords. They're rather unique when you think about it.

Jesus Christ Supercop said...

From what I've gathered they want to delete the article because Fjordman is not notable enough, and I think I'm inclined to agree. The world is full of bloggers who are famous in some circles.

I doubt it will be deleted for ideological reasons, since people like Spencer and Malkin have Wikipedia entries.

ln said...

Curiosity!

I happened to stumble over the following news-item this morning.
Now Swedish Wikipedie is going to be housebroken!

Wikipedia: A Neo Liberal Point Of View
Reform Swedish Wikipedia
In the debate about the free encyclopedia Wikipedias (Swedish) dynamics and operating methods and about its possible right-wing views (högervridning) the debate continues. Staffan Jacobsson means that Wikipedia should have a policy statement which dissociate itself from racism, nazism and Swedendemocrats, and not to permit insidious propaganda that comes from this direction.
Staffan Jacobson

Nordlys said...

Old to answer but... whta a shame, Wikipedia should be neutral, and neutral does means that not all things that correspond to true encounter sensitive left-wing tastes.
Or maybe leftis think neutral=left winged?
Luckily in Italy there is a basic conservative culture (that has nothing to do with our mediocre politicians), and even if we criticise ourselves and envy foreign countries, is someone ask to us to replace our culture with the islamic one, a great majority of us say 'no!'