Metapedia

Metapedia
Official logo of the English Metapedia
English Metapedia logo
Type of site
Internet encyclopedia
Available inHungarian, German, English, Spanish, Swedish, Romanian, Estonian, French, Slovak, Czech, Portuguese, Norwegian, Croatian, Danish, Greek, Dutch
OwnerNFSE Media AB, en.metapedia.org/wiki/Main_Page (English Metapedia)
Alexa rankIncrease 45,215 (June 2019)[1]
CommercialNo
RegistrationOptional (required only for editing), via e-mail
Launched26 October 2006; 13 years ago (2006-10-26)
Current statusActive
Content license
GNU Free Documentation License 1.3

Metapedia is an online wiki-based encyclopedia which contains authoritarian far-right, white nationalist, white supremacist, anti-feminist, homophobic, Islamophobic, antisemitic, Holocaust denial, and neo-Nazi points of view.[2][3][4][5][6] The site describes itself as focusing on European culture, art, science, philosophy, and politics. It was officially launched on 26 October 2006 with the Swedish-language edition.

History

The Swedish Metapedia was founded in 2006 by Anders Lagerström (born October 14, 1977), a neo-Nazi publisher from Linköping, Sweden.[7]

Anders Lagerström has long been involved in extreme right-wing organizations. In 2000, he was convicted of spraying tear gas in the face of a police officer. In 2002 he started the Nordic publishing house, which specializes in issuing and selling Nazi literature and white power music. Lagerström is also a prominent figure in the Nordic Federation. The Nazi organization seems to be creating a "Nordic nation state". The organization's website says the following about how this imaginary nation should look: "It means a society populated by a people, and a state power and mass media entirely under Nordic control."[8]

Swedish historian Rasmus Fleischer wrote that:

In 2007, another network began to crystallize within Europe's radical right but with a vastly different ideological character. Activists from the Swedish group Nordiska Förbundet made a coordinated effort to use the internet to propagate a more 'positive' image of neo fascist [sic], third position and national revolutionary politics. They created a blog portal (Motpol.nu), a web community (Nordisk.nu) and a wiki site (Metapedia). Today there exist a dozen editions of Metapedia, making it a vital medium for dissemination of the ideology labeled here as "multi-fascism". Metapedia tends to promote antisemitism in a cautious way, not stating too much in words but instead using the hyperlinked wiki format to make insinuations about a Jewish conspiracy.[9]