When we’d heard that Wikipedia had changed its definition of “recession” to more closely align with the Biden White House’s spin that we aren’t in one, we didn’t think much about it … after all, Wikipedia is user-edited — it’s not like when Merriam-Webster changes a definition, as it did this month with “female,” “girl,” and “boy.”
But then we heard that after a flurry of edits to the page, Wikipedia administrators locked it down, prohibiting further edits:
Wikipedia has changed the definition of recession.
Wayback’s last capture was July 11, 2022.
Based on Wiki’s changelog, the line: “There is no global consensus on the definition of a recession” was added on July 27.
The page is now locked. pic.twitter.com/6tx1vPHEPM
— unusual_whales (@unusual_whales) July 28, 2022
Wikipedia changed and locked the definition of recession to cover for Biden’s failures… but let’s face it, if you’re trusted Wikipedia for your definition of anything at all, you’re screwed to begin with.
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) July 29, 2022
But wait, there’s more. Apparently, all of that arguing about the definition of recession caused Wikipedia’s editors to question the definition of “definition” itself. A definition is now a “fluid statement.”
🚨 After Wikipedia changed the definition of “recession” and locked the page for editing, they also changed the definition of “definition” and locked it for editing as well 🤡 pic.twitter.com/jqY55g1pEO
— Dr. Eli David (@DrEliDavid) July 30, 2022
Wikipedia has now changed the definition of the word Definition pic.twitter.com/fPO0Y5HUYP
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) July 29, 2022
There’s a reason @Wikipedia isn’t considered a legitimate source even for kids working on a book report secondary school.
Because it’s not a legitimate source of information. It is, however, a great indicator for relativism and lack of principle in society. https://t.co/rH6mwFGbew
— Rich Baris “The People’s Pundit” (@Peoples_Pundit) July 29, 2022
“Meanings evolve to meet the needs of societal change.” So what’s the point of Wikipedia posting definitions at all? Some people are saying that the last time “definition” was changed was back in February, not July … either way, though, definitions are just fluid statements.
— wavewalker_au (@LeonDav78464544) July 30, 2022
Make a donation to Wikipedia they say? 🤣
— Crypto 👑🇧🇪🇬🇪 (@CryptoDen29) July 30, 2022
I don’t use Wikipedia for anything anymore, except for looking up the altitudes of cities that I might visit.
Although likely that is lies now too.
— The Economic Comic (Make Serfdom Great Again) (@KenEcoComic) July 30, 2022
Wikipedia now identifies as a legit, factual, and credible source of information.
— Snakejüce (@snakejuce) July 30, 2022
— MuttleyMusings😊💜🚛🚚 (@MuttleyMusings) July 30, 2022
Only official experts may define the meaning of the words definition and expert.
— Outsider Insight (Neil G) (@outsider63) July 30, 2022
Stunning and brave.
Wikipedia founder thinks President Trump should have been banned from Twitter a long time ago https://t.co/96wYOcNzGD
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 26, 2019