In an article published by The New Yorker for its March 11, 2016 issue the bias of Wikipedia writers and editors was examined and then reacted to by a group who felt that the largely male representation of writers and editors for Wikipedia skews important content, is biased toward issues that were of interest and related to men and was patently unfair to women and the issues that women need to know and have represented. A group, largely composed of women, gathered to begin a weekend endeavor aimed at counterbalancing the existing lack of representation of women and issues germane to women by the creation of articles and content for publication in Wikipedia, concentrating on women and issues of interest to women in our culture.
Unfortunately the world is full of bias and fear of anything different. Americans are seeing a great deal of bias this year as cable channels “spin” stories to suit the wishes of their owners and managers. This political season we has seen one jingoistic candidate condemning entire races and religions; this type of politician is playing to the fears of the common man. They can get away with this because, sadly, media owners and managers are not really interested in the truth.