In Search of Web Parody

Uncyclopedia – Wikipedia Parody

Posted on: April 18, 2009

Uncyclopedia, a parody of Wikipedia, came online in 2005.  The stated goal of this site is to “provide the world’s misinformation in the least redeeming and most searingly sarcastic and humorous way possible, through satire”.

It has over 23,000 articles – – all of them false.   Like its target Wikipedia, anyone can add or edit articles about any subject matter.   It’s not surprising that this site has generated many complaints from people who are worried that it will spread false information. 

 As an example, Malaysia’s Internal Security Ministry issued a warning  in January 2008 about “untruths, insults, and ridicule” found in Uncyclopedia articles about Malaysia.

I suppose it is impossible to create a parody website without offending somebody somewhere…

 

This page can be found at uncyclopedia.wiki.com

This website can be found at uncyclopedia.wiki.com

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