Wikipedia is asking its users to weigh in on the platform’s article discussing “Mass killings under Communist regimes.”
The article discusses mass killings perpetrated by communist regimes throughout the 20th century, including the Soviet Union, China, and Cambodia.
Two warnings appear on the article, one asking for comments on the possible deletion of the article and one noting that the article may be biased or unverifiable.
“This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedia’s deletion policy,” the first warning reads. “Please share your thoughts on the matter at this article’s deletion discussion page.
Feel free to improve the article, but do not remove this notice before the discussion is closed and do not blank the page. For more information, read the guide to deletion.”
According to Wikipedia’s deletion policy, users are encouraged to “explain their opinion” on whether the article should be deleted.
A second warning said the article has “multiple issues.”
Wikipedia said the “neutrality of the article is disputed” and that the “verifiability of the claims made in this article is disputed.”
Conservatives on Twitter were quick to slam the online encyclopedia for considering deleting an article that tells the truth about the horrors committed by communist regimes.
“Go to hell, @Wikipedia,” Elliott Hamilton, an attorney and conservative social media commentator tweeted, along with a screenshot of the warnings.
“If @Wikipedia gets away with this, there will surely be attempts to delete pages involving the Armenian genocide, the Holocaust, and many other mass atrocities,” he added. “This slippery slope cannot stand.”
“@Wikipedia this ends my donation to you,” another user tweeted.