2021:Submissions/Come on, It’s Wikipedia, not Westeros: A Brief Introduction to the Wikipedia Conspiracy Theory in Japan

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Speakers[edit | edit source]

Kitamura Sae (User:さえぼー)

Abstract[edit | edit source]

The Japanese Wikipedia is often criticised for its low quality and bias, which have long been recognised by Wikipedians in Japan. Of recent concern in our community, however, is the rise of a conspiracy theory, propagated mostly by non-Wikipedians, that holds that the Japanese Wikipedia is controlled by a small number of politically biased administrators. Most examples of this claim are unfounded and driven by misunderstandings of Wikipedia’s complex system, and they have resulted in personal attacks on administrators by those unfamiliar with Wikipedia. I discuss the conspiracy theory problem in the Japanese Wikipedia through several examples to clarify the actual problem: the serious shortage of administrators and good editors.

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