Lolcow.wiki

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lolcow.wiki is a wiki-based web site which appears to seek out individuals likely to be vulnerable to online abuse, and direct said abuse towards them. It does this under cover of a seemingly-innocent interest in "eccentricity"[1], where "eccentrics" are often referred to as "lolcows" (terminology it has in common[2] with a number of transphobic and generally abusive sites and organizations including Encyclopedia Dramatica and Kiwi Farms).

While it claims to be "fact-oriented"[3], many of the worst accusations do not appear to be backed by any arguments or references at all. Where facts can be supported with sources, the site appears to use a weaponized selection of available information to paint a highly negative picture.

One easy target, of course, is transgender people; the following pages are examples:

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Footnotes

  1. Lolcow Wiki, Main Page banner: "the facts-oriented encyclopedia on eccentricity."
  2. RationalWiki, Lolcow
  3. Lolcow Wiki, Meta:Purpose page: "spreading lies about people isn't the objective of this website, and doing so will reduce the overall quality and reliability of all articles. Second-hand or speculative material should be denoted as such to maintain integrity."