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Jackson Ryan / CNET:
Inside the intense debate among Wikipedia editors to include the coronavirus lab leak theory on COVID-19 pages, as the theory has gained more media attention   —  Building a better encyclopedia requires consensus and neutrality, but behind the scenes, editors wrangle with the pandemic's most contentious question.
Jun 26, 2021, 11:15 AMIn context
Nicole Lee / Engadget:
TikTok launches TikTok Jump to let creators enhance their videos by adding mini-app integrations from select partners including Whisk, Wikipedia, Quizlet, more   —  TikTok creators may no longer need to add a “link in bio,” at least to certain kinds of content.  Today,
Jun 21, 2021, 4:00 PMIn context
Andreas Kolbe / The Daily Dot:
The Wikimedia Foundation is financially healthy and nearing a $100M endowment target five years ahead of schedule, yet fundraising appeals imply it's struggling   —  The site is way richer than it wants you to know.  —  The Wikimedia Foundation (WMF), the non-profit that owns Wikipedia …
May 30, 2021, 8:35 PMIn context
Yumiko Sato / Slate:
Misinformation and historical revisionism are widespread on some non-English editions of Wikipedia, such as Japanese, which is the most visited after English   —  During World War II, Unit 731 of the Japanese military undertook horrific medical experimentation in Manchukuo (Northeast China).
Mar 21, 2021, 1:55 AMIn context
Noam Cohen / Wired:
Wikimedia Foundation debuts Wikimedia Enterprise, a premium service for delivering Wikipedia content to companies like Google, but a free option will remain   —  The Big Four all lean on the encyclopedia at no cost.  With the launch of Wikimedia Enterprise, the volunteer project will change that—and possibly itself, too.
Mar 16, 2021, 2:00 PMIn context
Corey Dickinson / Bloomberg:
As Facebook, Microsoft, Apple, Uber, Amazon, and others play larger roles in OpenStreetMap, hobbyists fear private sector will overshadow their work   —  What do Lyft, Facebook, the International Red Cross, the U.N., the government of Nepal and Pokémon Go have in common?
Feb 20, 2021, 11:20 AMIn context
Felix Salmon / Axios:
Wikimedia Foundation announces CEO Katherine Maher will step down as of April 15, says its annual budget doubled to estimated $140M in 2021 under her leadership   —  Katherine Maher, the Wikimedia Foundation's CEO, will step down as of April 15, she tells Axios, leaving the nonprofit …
Feb 4, 2021, 8:55 PMIn context
Elizabeth Culliford / Reuters:
Wikimedia begins work on implementing its first global code of conduct, which addresses harassment, the introduction of false or biased information, and more   —  (Reuters) - The foundation that operates Wikipedia will launch its first global code of conduct on Tuesday, seeking to address criticism …
Feb 2, 2021, 12:55 PMIn context
NBC News:
Twitter debuts Birdwatch, in testing since last year, which lets select users flag and add notes about tweets they think are misleading or false   —  Twitter unveiled a feature Monday meant to bolster its efforts to combat misinformation and disinformation by tapping users in a fashion similar …
Jan 25, 2021, 1:16 PMIn context
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Brave becomes the first major browser to natively support IPFS protocol, useful for accessing censored content; Wikipedia and other sites offer IPFS versions   —  Brave users will now be able to seamlessly access ipfs:// links.  —  With the release of Brave 1.19 today …
Jan 19, 2021, 1:35 PMIn context

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