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Noam Cohen / Wired:
A look at WikiProject Medicine, a collection of ~35,000 English Wikipedia articles checked rigorously by ~150 editors with public health and medical expertise   —  A group of hawk-eyed experts operate on a special track to monitor medical information on the site.
Mar 16, 2020, 5:40 AMIn context
Michael Mandiberg / The Atlantic:
A global map of where the editors of the English version of Wikipedia live, from a dataset including 43M+ IP addresses associated with edits   —  Wikipedia matters.  In a time of extreme political polarization, algorithmically enforced filter bubbles, and fact patterns dismissed as fake news …
Feb 24, 2020, 12:00 PMIn context
Richard Cooke / Wired:
A tribute to Wikipedia, which is one of the few remaining places that retains the faintly utopian glow of the early World Wide Web   —  People used to think the crowdsourced encyclopedia represented all that was wrong with the web.  Now it's a beacon of so much that's right.
Feb 19, 2020, 8:20 AMIn context
Mike Godwin / Slate:
Feb 15, 2020, 10:20 AMIn context
Kyle Wilson / VICE:
A bot called Lsjbot is responsible for 24M out of 29.5M edits and 99.2% of articles for Wikipedia Cebuano edition; all but 5 of the top 35 editors are also bots   —  Kyle Wilson is an administrator on the English Wikipedia and a global user renamer .  He does not receive payment …
Feb 13, 2020, 4:20 AMIn context
Tara Seals / Threatpost:
Kaspersky Lab: in 2019, ~30% of all macOS malware detections derived from the Shlayer trojan, an unsophisticated malware that spreads via fake app installs   —  The malvertising-focused trojan known as Shlayer has burbled to the top of the malware heap when it comes to targeting Mac users.
Jan 24, 2020, 2:25 AMIn context
New York Times:
Turkey lifted a two-and-a-half year ban on Wikipedia on Wednesday, restoring access after the country's top court ruled that blocking it was unconstitutional   —  The country's top court had ruled that the move was unconstitutional.  —  The Turkish government lifted a two-and-a-half-year ban …
Jan 16, 2020, 9:05 AMIn context
Amanda Keton / Wikimedia Foundation:
Wikimedia says India's proposed intermediary liability rules will impact Wikipedia and limit access to information online, urges government to redraft rules   —  The Wikimedia Foundation is deeply concerned about new proposed changes to India's intermediary liability rules …
Dec 27, 2019, 2:30 AMIn context
Associated Press:
Turkey's top court rules that a two-year ban on Wikipedia violates freedom of expression; it remains unclear when access to the site will be restored   —  ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's highest court on Thursday ruled in favor of Wikipedia, saying the Turkish government's two-year ban …
Dec 26, 2019, 8:35 AMIn context
Jane Zhang / South China Morning Post:
A profile of Baidu Bake, an encyclopedia with 16 times more Chinese entries than Wikipedia, written by 6.9M+ users comprising about 340 core contributors   —  Transition from hard format encyclopaedias to open-source encyclopaedias has raised some quality-of-information issues though …
Nov 20, 2019, 3:15 PMIn context

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