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Jeff Guo / Washington Post:
Study: Wikipedia has moderating influence on its contributors; articles have become increasingly politically neutral in recent years   —  The Internet is dotted with cesspools, also known as comments sections.  Consider, for instance, the Facebook chatter surrounding a recent New York Times article about Donald Trump:
Oct 30, 2016, 2:00 AMIn context
Jason Koebler / Motherboard:
In Angola, Wikipedia Zero and Facebook Free Basics are being used to create a clandestine file sharing network   —  Angola's Wikipedia Pirates Are Exposing the Problems With Digital Colonialism  —  Wikimedia and Facebook have given Angolans free access to their websites, but not to the rest of the internet.
Mar 26, 2016, 6:05 AMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Wikipedia's new iOS app focuses on discovery, personalization   —  Wikipedia today launched an upgraded version of its iOS application aimed at helping users better discover content matching their own interests, including both articles and images.  In addition, the app has been optimized …
Mar 10, 2016, 6:55 PMIn context
Jason Koebler / Motherboard:
Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Lila Tretikov resigns amid concerns foundation wasn't transparent about plans for a search engine   —  Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Resigns Amid a Community Revolt  —  Many Wikipedia editors finally got what they wanted Thursday.
Feb 25, 2016, 6:05 PMIn context
ABC:
Wikimedia's Knowledge Engine, a $2.4M research project to build a transparent search engine, received a $250K grant from the Knight Foundation in September   —  Knowledge Engine: Wikimedia Foundation takes aim at Google with $3.5m search project  —  Online encyclopedia Wikipedia is preparing …
Feb 15, 2016, 1:10 PMIn context
Caroline O'Donovan / BuzzFeed:
Survey finds telcos use Facebook's Free Basics for retaining users already paying for data, not first time internet users   —  Here's How Free Basics Is Actually Being Sold Around The World  —  If you watched TV in Bolivia or read a newspaper in Ghana or listened to the radio in Panama …
Jan 28, 2016, 9:30 AMIn context
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
200 Wikipedia editors call for removal of new foundation trustee, Arnnon Geshuri, due to his connection to anti-poaching case involving tech firms   —  Wikipedia editors revolt, vote “no confidence” in newest board member  —  As a Google HR exec, Arnnon Geshuri fired a recruiter who dared to call Apple.
Jan 25, 2016, 9:55 PMIn context
Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
Wikipedia launching $100m fund to secure long-term future as site turns 15   —  Online encyclopedia reaches its 15th birthday preparing for challenges ahead around funding, mobile access and the developing world  —  As Wikipedia turns 15, its operator The Wikimedia Foundation is hoping …
Jan 16, 2016, 1:45 PMIn context
Tom Simonite / MIT Technology Review:
Wikimedia Foundation announces a new machine learning tool aimed at helping Wikipedia editors differentiate between honest mistakes and intentional vandalism   —  Artificial Intelligence Aims to Make Wikipedia Friendlier and Better  —  The nonprofit behind Wikipedia is turning to machine learning …
Dec 1, 2015, 10:55 AMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Wikipedia Blocks Nearly 400 ‘Black Hat’ Accounts for Shady Editing   —  Wikipedia editors have blocked hundreds of what they're calling “black hat” or malicious editors for creating hundreds of fake pages and promoting their own interests using misinformation on existing pages …
Sep 1, 2015, 10:55 AMIn context

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