Editing The Lexicon In Realtime
Today Wikipedia had a furry of changes to the article “86”, with the sole purpose of helping the Democratic party. The article in question is the term “86”, which means (according to the article on September 30th, 2020):
Eighty-six, eighty-sixed, 86ed, or 86’d is American English slang for canceling something, killing someone, getting rid of something (by burying it), ejecting someone, or refusing service.
As first stated by the Trump War Room, Governor Gretchen Whitmer had a small “86 45” sitting on her desk behind her, insinuating, according to the War Room, that she wanted to “86” the President.
The colloquial use of the term has been used to describe killing someone. But when looked up on Wikipedia, this is the entry you get:
If we look through the edit history we find this entry:
And sure enough, clicking on any beforehand reveal the unedited entry:
It all seems strange why the article was updated for just a “typo” which turns out isn’t a typo (quick, someone check the definition of typo before that too get’s changed to win an argument), until you look at tweets like this one from Kyle Griffin:
It looks as if instead of quashing the conspiracy with arguments, those in Big Tech have taken it upon themselves to change the very definition to protect a political ally. The same thing happened on the 14th, as we see Big Tech ramp up their political end game this close to the United States Presidential Election.