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Shock an aw: US teenager wrote huge slice of Scots Wikipedia | Scotland | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "According to Wikipedian MJL, another administrator on the site, AmaryllisGardner had created or edited 49% of all the articles on the Scots Wikipedia. "Speaking as an admin there, here's what happened with Scots Wikipedia," they tweeted after the story broke on Reddit. "Nobody cared about maintaining it. Someone stepped up because no one else did. That person was never given any guidance. Articles ended up being very poorly mistranslated.""
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The Wikipedia War Over Kamala Harris's Race - The Atlantic - 0 views

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    "Zvikorn, whose bio on the site describes an Israeli teen into sports history, has made more than 2,300 edits to Wikipedia articles over the past few years. "The main reason I edit Wikipedia is a strong belief that every person on the planet has the right to access the accumulated knowledge of humanity," he wrote. "Today it is only getting more important for mankind to find out the truth and not be exposed to believe fake news." But after his breaking-news edit, Kamala Harris's page on "the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit" quickly became a battleground-first over a sexist slur and then over racial identity-offering a grim preview of the attacks Harris is already facing as the presumptive Democratic nominee for vice president."
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Female Nobel prize winner deemed not important enough for Wikipedia entry | Science | T... - 0 views

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    "Until around an hour and a half after the award was announced on Tuesday, the Canadian physicist Donna Strickland was not deemed significant enough to merit her own page on the user-edited encyclopedia. The oversight has once again highlighted the marginalization of women in science and gender bias at Wikipedia."
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'Fontgate': Microsoft, Wikipedia and the scandal threatening the Pakistani PM | World n... - 0 views

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    "Documents claiming that Mariam Nawaz Sharif was only a trustee of the companies that bought the London flats, are dated February 2006, and appear to be typed in Microsoft Calibri. But the font was only made commercially available in 2007, leading to suspicions that the documents are forged."
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Study reveals bot-on-bot editing wars raging on Wikipedia's pages | Technology | The Gu... - 0 views

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    ""The fights between bots can be far more persistent than the ones we see between people," said Taha Yasseri, who worked on the study at the Oxford Internet Institute. "Humans usually cool down after a few days, but the bots might continue for years.""
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12-year-old makes himself Australia's prime minister on Wikipedia - 0 views

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    "As anyone that is anyone knows, Wikipedia holds all truth. So in actual fact, Fenelon was Australia's 30th Prime Minister for two days. He stands alongside Australian meme-generator Tony Abbott, the first female leader Julia Gillard and the man who won't stop speaking Mandarin, Kevin Rudd. "
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Wikipedia's view of the world is written by the west | Technology | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "The researchers, led by Dr Mark Graham from the university's Oxford Internet Institute, argue that the study shows that "local voices rarely represent and define their own country". Instead, high-income countries have a disproportionately loud voice on the crowd-sourced encyclopedia, so countries that have many Wikipedia editors can "dominate the production of knowledge about smaller countries""
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Mass Wikipedia Edit To Make The Internet Less Sexist - 0 views

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    ""This project also came on the heels of a very public debate about structural sexism in Wikipedia. [This] began when writer Amanda Filipacchi wrote a New York Times op-ed on a problematic editorial practice being implemented by a number of Wikipedia editors: women were being removed from the 'American Novelists' category and moved into a subcategory for 'American Women Novelists.'" Filipacchi's piece set the internet on fire, sparking a mass call for reform."
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Right to be forgotten: Wikipedia chief enters internet censorship row | Technology | th... - 0 views

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    "Jimmy Wales said it was dangerous to have companies decide what should and should not be allowed to appear on the internet. His comments came after the bosses of the leading search engines met the heads of European data watchdogs on Thursday."
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Wikipedia editor count down by a third - Boing Boing - 0 views

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    "The volunteer workforce that built the project's flagship, the English-language Wikipedia-and must defend it against vandalism, hoaxes, and manipulation-has shrunk by more than a third since 2007 and is still shrinking. ..."
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