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James Vincent / The Verge:
Four European Wikipedia sites are blocking access and directing users to contact their EU representatives on March 21 to protest the copyright directive   —  Sites including Reddit, Twitch, and PornHub are also encouraging users in the EU to contact local politicians
Mar 21, 2019, 9:30 AMIn context
Brian Gallagher / Nautilus:
Q&A with James Evans, a computational scientist, and Misha Teplitskiy, a post-doc fellow at Harvard, on filter bubbles and political diversity on Wikipedia   —  A lesson in how to break out of filter bubbles.  —  In 2013, James Evans, a University of Chicago sociologist and computational scientist …
Mar 17, 2019, 1:50 PMIn context
Tom Simonite / Wired:
A look at Wikidata, a sister project of Wikipedia, whose bot-friendly database supports many AI assistants like Alexa   —  HUMANS PRICKED BY info-hunger pangs used to hunt and peck for scraps of trivia on the savanna of the internet.  Now we sit in screen-glow-flooded caves and grunt, “Alexa!”
Feb 25, 2019, 8:30 AMIn context
Caroline O'Donovan / BuzzFeed News:
YouTube says it will remove ads on anti-vaccine videos, launches info panel below anti-vaccine videos that links to the Wikipedia page for “vaccine hesitancy”   —  YouTube on Friday said it would prevent channels that promote anti-vax content from running advertising …
Feb 22, 2019, 6:35 PMIn context
Louise Matsakis / Wired:
Google announces it will contribute an additional $3.1M to Wikimedia and give Wikipedia editors free access to Custom Search API and Cloud Vision API   —  GOOGLE IS POURING an additional $3.1 million into Wikipedia, bringing its total contribution to the free encyclopedia over the past decade …
Jan 22, 2019, 11:00 PMIn context
Manish Singh / VentureBeat:
Wikimedia announces the integration of Google Translate into Wikipedia's content translation tool used by editors, which now supports 121 total languages   —  For years, Wikipedia has been working on making its eponymous encyclopedia support more languages.  But the nonprofit's effort has been slow …
Jan 9, 2019, 7:50 PMIn context
Kaitlin Thaney / Wikimedia Foundation:
Wikimedia says Facebook, which uses Wikipedia content to provide information on article sources in the News Feed, has donated $1M to the Wikimedia Endowment   —  We are pleased to announce that Facebook, one of the world's leading social networking platforms, has given $1 million to the Wikimedia Endowment …
Dec 21, 2018, 11:50 PMIn context
Mathew Ingram / Columbia Journalism Review:
A look at the future of WikiTribune, which was designed to let anyone contribute and edit news stories but has used up its initial crowdfunding funds and grants   —  It's been almost a year since the launch of WikiTribune, the crowdsourced news site created by Jimmy Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia.
Nov 23, 2018, 12:50 PMIn context
Charlotte Graham-McLay / New York Times:
Profile of Mike Dickison, New Zealand's first Wikipedian-at-Large, who wants to boost the country's representation on the site by pushing New Zealanders to edit   —  AUCKLAND, New Zealand — In the grand library of the Auckland War Memorial Museum on a Saturday morning in August …
Nov 18, 2018, 4:00 PMIn context
Steven Melendez / Fast Company:
MIT/Qatar project aims to use machine learning to detect fake news sites, taking into account their content, URLs, Wikipedia pages and Twitter presence   —  Thanks to social media, it's easy to come across reporting from unfamiliar news sources around the world.
Oct 4, 2018, 3:45 PMIn context

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