Report: #964902

Complaint Review: Wikipedia

  • Submitted: Mon, November 05, 2012
  • Updated: Mon, November 05, 2012
  • Reported By: Steve — Grand Rapids Michigan U.S.A.
  • Wikipedia
    149 New Montgomery Street 3rd Floor
    Sanfransisco, California
    United States of America

Wikipedia Some bigoted author had an issue with epilepsy and Wikipedia let him do it. Sanfransisco, California

*Consumer Comment: Misconceptions

*General Comment: Misconceptions

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Wikipedia had several reports written by some authors who chose to create fear regarding epilepsy.  Some titles included Issues for Epileptics, Epilepsy and Driving, Epilepsy and Employment, Epilepsy in Children.  The information post was twisted and incorrect.  One author posted some hype with a picture of a totled motor vehicle in article epilepsy and driving.  They made up their own information and claimed that it was part of the sources they posted.  Some authors also aubsed sources by twisting the words of the reports.  Some of the false claims included that people with epilspy couldnt safely drive, they could not safely work, they couldn't safely walk.  There was lots of hype just to generate some stereotypical fear from someone who spent a few hours on a mission to present misinformation.  

I contacted Wikipedia and they didn't care.  A customer service representative from Wikipedia advised I should go and correct the information within the articles and debate the issues with the authors.  Then the authors that abused Wikipedia see that their information is changed and they would run back.  This isn't an issue of debate, the information is incorrect and the sources are abused at the cost of justifying misinformation and discrimination.  Any jerk with a bias can make their own biased mispreception and Wikipedia will post it. 
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#1 Consumer Comment

Misconceptions

AUTHOR: The Outlaw Josey Wales - (United States of America)

that is what rebutts from bubby are
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#2 General Comment

Misconceptions

AUTHOR: Bubba Lee - (Canada)

Wikipedia is a volunteer written and edited system.

The authors post articles in the format selected.

If the information is incomplete, inaccurate, biased, or otherwise compromised it is up to volunteers to edit and correct it. This means caring enough to do actual work on the WIKI system.

If you are unwilling to make the effort, just like voting, don't complain about the result.
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