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Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, August 17, 2011

Wikipedia Bias: Now You Can Do Something About It

Leaving Online Feedback is Quick and Easy

(OMNS, Aug 17, 2011) If you have been interested in what appears to be bias against nutritional medicine at Wikipedia, you now can comment about it online. No sign-in or registration is required.

At the very bottom of most Wikipedia pages, there now is a "Rate This Page" survey box, where you may click to leave feedback as to whether it is "trustworthy," "objective," "complete" or "well-written."

Among the Wikipedia pages that have been widely criticized for incompleteness, incompetence, or outright bias are those on:

Max Gerson, M.D., and the Gerson Therapy:
Orthomolecular Medicine:
Orthomolecular Psychiatry:
Abram Hoffer, M.D.:
Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine:
FoodMatters documentary film:

OMNS readers are invited to look at these and other related pages and decide for themselves how to respond.

Why should you? Wikipedia is an extremely popular internet resource, visited by millions. Persons unfamiliar with nutritional medicine tend to uncritically accept what they read there, unaware that it may be false or misleading. Reporting inaccuracy and bias will help make Wikipedia a lot more trustworthy than it currently is.

To submit your evaluation with just a couple of clicks, scroll all the way down any Wikipedia page to the "Rate This Page" section. You can also click "View Page Ratings" to see how others have voted. No personal information is collected.

Previous OMNS Reporting on Wikipedia Bias against Nutritional Medicine:

What's Going on at WIKIPEDIA? Do you detect any bias against nutritional medicine? Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, April 26, 2010.

Widespread Condemnation of Wikipedia Bias: Readers report suppression of nutritional medicine. Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, May 3, 2010.

The Hidden Wikipedia: How to find deleted material about nutritional medicine. Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, May 11, 2010.

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