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Wikipedia locks down ‘recession’ page after pro-Biden users make 41 changes to word REDEFINE

In the space of a week, unregistered Wikipedia users changed the definition of “recession” 41 times, leading the administrator to lock the page on Thursday, July 28. The changes came amid reports of the US economy shrinking for the second year in a row. trimester.

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“A Wikipedia administrator has paused edits to the Wikipedia ‘Recession’ page by unregistered users until early August to stop ‘vandalism’ and ‘malicious’ content after the page has been changed 41 times in the last seven days with repeated attempts to change the historic definition of a recession,” reports The Daily Wire. The changes came after gross domestic product fell to an annualized rate of 0 .9% after a 1.6% drop in the first three months of the year in the US economy, according to The Guardian.Author Ann Bauer shared a screenshot on Twitter showing the changes. wrote: “Here is the revision history of the last 24 hours or so on Wikipedia’s RECESSION page.”

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Many took screenshots of the changes to the definition of recession and shared them on Twitter. One of the changes described the word “In the United States, a recession is defined as a significant decline in economic activity spread across the market, lasting more than a few months, normally visible in real GDP, real income, l employment, industrial production. and wholesale and retail sales. In the UK and other countries, it is defined as negative economic growth for two consecutive quarters.

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One individual said, “The best way to avoid a recession is to simply change the definition of a recession. Biden is doing that right now. Editing the Wikipedia definition is done,” while another said. shared fun highlights edited by people. Another user couldn’t help but say, “We’re in a recession, folks. This is a feature, not a bug.”

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One pointed to the financial crisis of 2008, the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression of 1929. The user wrote, “OMG – who knew the number of edits to the Wikipedia page for the ” recession” is a leading indicator of a real recession. Same storm mounting in 2008! You just can’t make this stuff up!”

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US recession fears grow

New data from the Commerce Department showed the US economy contracted for the second straight quarter. Gross domestic product, which fell 0.2% in the second quarter, fell 0.4% in the first quarter. According to the Business Standard report, Sal Guatieri, Senior Economist at BMO Capital Markets, said: “The most important point is that the economy has faltered rapidly in the face of high inflation for four decades, a rapid increase in borrowing costs and a general situation. tightening of financial conditions. The economy is very vulnerable to the risk of sliding into a recession.

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