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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
Alex Pasternack / Fast Company:
A look at the raging debate inside Wikipedia, where neutrality is prized above all, on what to call the attack on the Capitol   —  On the afternoon of January 6, as a giant crowd began to swarm the U.S. Capitol, Jason Moore, a 36-year-old digital strategist, was at home in Portland, Oregon, switching between CNN and MSNBC.
Jan 16, 2021, 4:05 AMIn context
Tom Roston / OneZero :
On its 20th anniversary, Wikipedians recount how it began and how it grew to become the definitive digital encyclopedia and the default resource for everything   —  hard to imagine the internet without Wikipedia.  Just like the air we breathe, the definitive digital encyclopedia …
Jan 16, 2021, 2:00 AMIn context
Noam Cohen / Wired:
2021 is shaping up to be a challenging year for the Wikimedia Foundation, which is finalizing a code of conduct that aims to diversify its community of editors   —  Changes proposed by the Wikimedia Foundation to diversify its community of editors raise existential questions for the online encyclopedia.
Jan 6, 2021, 5:00 AMIn context
Omer Benjakob / WIRED UK:
A vicious culture war is taking place via edit wars on Wikipedia in India, exploiting and aggravating religious tensions in the context of COVID-19   —  Edit-warring was already common as India descended into political polarisation.  Then along came Covid-19
Nov 7, 2020, 1:55 AMIn context
Noam Cohen / Wired:
Last week, Wikipedia expanded measures to protect its main 2020 election page, including suspending edits from new editors until after the election   —  The encyclopedia is determined to emerge from the insanity of a pandemic and a polarizing election with its information and reputation intact.
Oct 27, 2020, 9:30 AMIn context

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