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<ref name=lw-banner>Lolcow Wiki, [https://lolcow.wiki/wiki/ Main Page] banner: "the [https://lolcow.wiki/wiki/Meta:Purpose facts-oriented] encyclopedia on [https://lolcow.wiki/wiki/Person_of_interest eccentricity]."</ref>
 
<ref name=lw-banner>Lolcow Wiki, [https://lolcow.wiki/wiki/ Main Page] banner: "the [https://lolcow.wiki/wiki/Meta:Purpose facts-oriented] encyclopedia on [https://lolcow.wiki/wiki/Person_of_interest eccentricity]."</ref>
<ref name=lw-purpose>Lolcow Wiki, [https://lolcow.wiki/wiki/Meta:Purpose 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.</ref>
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<ref name=lw-purpose>Lolcow Wiki, [https://lolcow.wiki/wiki/Meta:Purpose 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."</ref>
 
<ref name=rw-lolcow>RationalWiki, [https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Lolcow Lolcow]</ref>
 
<ref name=rw-lolcow>RationalWiki, [https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Lolcow Lolcow]</ref>
 
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Latest revision as of 21:19, 6 December 2018

About

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."