It’s getting harder to find good information.
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I don’t rely on Wikipedia because I know a lot of useful and important information is intentionally excluded. I know this from first hand experience. About 10 years ago, a knowledgeable colleague told me some helpful information about Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS, also called Shaky or Twitchy Leg Syndrome) which I had been suffering from. I tried it and it worked within minutes! I was so impressed that I told him to add this information to Wikipedia and he did.
It was deleted the very next day.
The information he added was the fact that Chinese medicine treats “shaky leg syndrome” with calcium or magnesium supplements, which shift the ratio of iron concentration in synovial fluid and prevents the sticking of joints, most notable in the knees while falling asleep. After his addition was deleted with the comment “undocumented folklore”, I realized that Big Pharma makes a lot of money off all the sophisticated medications for treating “shaky leg syndrome”, and if everyone knew that simply popping a Tums or Rolaids antacid (containing Ca and/or Mg) would prevent it, a lot of people would be sleeping better at night, and Pharma would lose a lot of money.
Interestingly, the description of RLS at the Mayo Clinic cites an iron deficiency as being related to the cause of RLS, not an excess, which would be closer to the truth. If people read this and took iron supplements, they would be making the symptoms worse!
Since Infogalactic was introduced by Vox Day in 2016, I’ve used it regularly to find technical words and descriptions of different topics that I study. It has proven great value as a basic source of ready and reader-friendly information. The main reason I prefer using Infogalactic over Wikipedia is because it is much less biased and tends to include many ideas, terms, and viewpoints that were common before 2016, and which have since been purged by MGM.
Infogalactic is now blacklisted
Today, while researching information for some future posts, I discovered that G00gle is now shadowbanning everything from Infogalactic.com. This change happened sometime over the past few days.
When I typed the string “infogalactic” into the G00gle search box, you would expect Infogalactic to be at the top of the results list, or at least on the first page, given it’s popularity. However, browsing through the first ten pages of results revealed nothing from infogalactic.com. Instead, the results were filled with left handed editorials demonizing Infogalactic and Vox Day.
However, I did find some interesting information and viewpoints on some of the sites that came up, which I’ll convey below. These excerpts give us a snapshot of the information war that was going on during Trump’s presidency. It also indicates how far internet media has slid down the slippery slope since then.
At the top of the results was an article from Wired: Welcome to the Wikipedia of the Alt-Right (2017-06-21), with the byline, “Wikipedia was the rare place where people across the political spectrum could hash out solid facts. A wave of defectors is challenging that.”
“But Infogalactic is only one of a number of crowdsourced encyclopedias tailored to various conservative factions. There’s Metapedia, a wiki with a white supremacist bent, which is published in 16 languages but is especially popular in Hungary and Germany. (On Metapedia, Barack Obama isn’t just a former president, he’s a “mixed race former president,” and the Holocaust is a genocide only according to “politically correct history.”) Or there’s Conservapedia, a version aimed at religious conservatives and created by Andrew Schlafly, son of the conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly.”
Another article from the Washington Post was headlined, Silicon Valley escalates its war on white supremacy despite free speech concerns (2017-08-16).
“Some adherents to the alt-right — a fractious coalition of neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and those opposed to feminism — said in interviews they will press for the federal government to step in and regulate Facebook and Google, an unexpected stance for a movement that is skeptical of government meddling.”
“Doofuses in the conservative movement say it’s only censorship if the government does it,” said Richard Spencer, an influential white nationalist. “YouTube and Twitter and Facebook have more power than the government. If you can’t host a website or tweet, then you effectively don’t have a right to free speech.”
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Here is something useful! There is a downloadable extension, Infogalactic Transporter, on the Portuguese Chrome Web Store that allows the user to easily jump between Wikipedia and the associated page on Infogalactic. A Firefox version is also available from Mozilla (Get it while it’s still available!!!)
There were also a lot of dead links labeled, “No results found…”, etc. Apparently, a lot of websites have redacted all internal links to Infogalactic.
Surprisingly, the Infogalactic Facebook page is still active, last updated on 2019-12-25. How has it survived The Great Digital Purge?
When it was first released, Infogalactic had the ambitious goal of replacing Wikipedia as the top online encyclopedia in the coming years. This was deemed critical in fighting the culture war against censorship and political correctness that is arguably the greatest threat facing Western civilization.
To help turn the tides in favor of the unpleasant truth, we need to use Infogalactic and other non-converged sites and support them as much as we can.
I encourage all readers to use Infogalactic. Don’t forget to check out Infogalactic News and Infogalactic Tech. These are no-filler, Drudge Report-like sites that provide links to the most important news stories out there.
Click here to join the “Burn Unit” providing a modest, monthly donation to help maintain Infogalactic.
Neon Revolt shared another source for downloading Infogalactic Transporter, available for most browsers, which will redirect all Wikipedia links over to Infogalactic automatically for you. I highly suggest using it, and getting involved with Infogalactic.
H/T: Dark Brightness: The traps we move around. (2022-01-14)