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Wikipedia Article About Nazi ‘Big Lie’ Concept Now Includes Trump Election Fraud Claims

T.D. Adler 3 Mar 2021

Wikipedia’s page on the term “big lie” has been expanded with mention of Donald Trump’s claims of fraud in the 2020 Presidential election. Previously, the page focused on the Nazi Party using the term to describe what they claimed were false allegations Jews spread to vilify Germany following World War I, which helped fuel antisemitic sentiment in Germany and led to the mass slaughter of Jews during the Holocaust. Attempts at removing mention of Trump’s claims in the Wikipedia article have been repeatedly undone.

Many details in the article’s section about Trump’s fraud claims do not cite sources using the term “big lie” as a label. The Wikipedia section also extensively quotes a Democrat House manager in Trump’s second impeachment using the “big lie” label to claim Trump “incited an insurrection” at the Capitol on January 6.

Created in 2003, the “big lie” Wikipedia article from its inception had been focused on the term’s usage by Adolf Hitler and other Nazis to describe narratives they claim were used against Germany by its supposed enemies, particularly Jews. It was later expanded to note allegations of the Nazis themselves employing a “big lie” to further their own agenda, including spreading antisemitic narratives. However, in 2021 a new addition was made using the “big lie” term to describe Trump’s claims of widespread fraud in the 2020 Presidential election.

Added in the fourth and fifth edits by a year-old account, the new section not only singled out Trump, but also Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Josh Hawley (R-MO) for their Congressional challenges to Electoral College votes from states where there were alleged improprieties. Cruz and Hawley used the objections to push for a commission that would have investigated the allegations before inauguration day. The characterization of the claims as a “big lie” was toned down to note it was merely described as such, but initial attempts to remove mention of the election fraud allegations from the Wikipedia article entirely were repeatedly undone.

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Everything the left does is gaged for political advantage. Every damn thing.

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