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Wikipedia:Press coverage 2017

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  • Malcom, Jeremy (31 May 2017). "Wikipedia Joins the Fight for Fair Use in Australia". Electronic Frontier Foundation. Retrieved 2 June 2017. Why has Wikipedia, which is hosted in the U.S., jumped into this debate? Because the online encyclopedia provides an excellent example of the opportunity that the fair use doctrine creates for valuable information to be shared, without damaging the interests of creators.
  • Cabral, Angelica (1 June 2017). "Wikipedia Seems to Be Winning Its Battle Against Government Censorship". Slate. Retrieved 2 June 2017. In Iran—as you might expect—internet content about women’s rights, sex, and religion are censored and filtered. Wikipedia articles on the topic used to be blocked. But in 2015, people in Iran were suddenly able to access Wikipedia posts that were previously censored—all because Wikipedia made a simple switch.
  • Corfield, Gareth (1 June 2017). "Trident nuke subs are hackable, thunders Wikipedia-based report". The Register. Retrieved 5 June 2017. A group of anti-nuclear campaigners have claimed Britain’s nuclear deterrent submarines are vulnerable to hackers – and their report setting out the “evidence” quotes, in part, from Wikipedia.
  • Bonazzo, John (2 June 2017). "There's a Major War Brewing Over the Acupuncture Wikipedia Page". Observer. Retrieved 14 December 2018. But the main issue most people have with acupuncture’s classification is that it seemingly violates Wikipedia’s policy on “neutral point of view,” which reads that writers and editors should gather “fairly, proportionately and, as far as possible, without editorial bias, all of the significant views that have been published by reliable sources on a topic.”
  • Godwin, Mike (4 June 2017). "Everyone Should Be Getting Wikipedia for Free". Reason. Internet providers should be able to experiment with giving subscribers free stuff, such as access to Wikipedia and other public information and services on their smartphones. Unfortunately, confusion about whether today's net neutrality regulations allow U.S. providers to make content available without it counting against your data plan—a practice called "zero-rating"—has discouraged many companies from doing so, even though zero-rating experiments are presumptively legal under today's net neutrality regulations.
  • Panigrahi, Subhashish (4 June 2017). "There Exist 23 Indian-Language Wikipedias. The Oldest Just Turned 15". Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  • Wyrich, Andrew (5 June 2017). "Someone is trying to get Trump's official portrait deleted from Wikipedia". The Daily Dot. Retrieved 6 June 2017. A debate is raging on Wikimedia Commons after an unknown person requested that the official portrait of President Donald Trump be deleted from the site on the grounds that the photograph is copyright protected.
  • Manriquez, Pablo (5 June 2017). "Wikipedia Deletes Index Of Latinas In Mainstream U.S. Newsrooms". Huffington Post. Retrieved 6 June 2017. The problem here is Wikipedia’s double-standard. The editors have not only deleted our extensive list of U.S. Latinas working in mainstream newsrooms but they’ve disabled the accounts where the lists were being compiled. Why? What’s different about listing Latinas working in newsrooms as opposed to other groups? We’ve tweeted at Wikipedia founder Jimmy “Jimbo” Wales and hope we can get this resolved.
  • Matsakis, Louise (7 June 2017). "Wikipedians Want to Put Wikipedia on the Dark Web". Motherboard. Vice. Retrieved 12 June 2017. It would be far more difficult for governments to censor or monitor Wikipedia's dark web version. But Consonni and like minded editors aren't just concerned with surveillance. He hopes bringing Wikipedia to the dark web will also help improve Tor's reputation. The browser is often thought of as a tool for drug dealers and other criminals, instead of say, encyclopedia readers trying to avoid government surveillance.
  • Kolbe, Andreas (7 June 2017). "Golden handshakes of almost half a million at Wikimedia Foundation – Donors' money funds outgoing managers' nest eggs". The Register. Retrieved 12 June 2017. The Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) recently released a Form 990 for its 2015-2016 financial year. ... The form shows that in the 2015 calendar year, the WMF – which relies on unpaid volunteers to generate the entire content of its websites – paid outgoing managers close to half a million dollars in severance pay.
  • Riotta, Chris (8 June 2017). "Trump's name was added to Wikipedia's obstruction of justice page". Newsweek. Retrieved 8 June 2017. Someone seemingly using an IP address associated with the House of Representatives added Donald Trump’s name to a Wikipedia article on obstruction of justice Thursday morning—at the same time former FBI Director James Comey took the stand to testify in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee investigating the president’s possible collusion with the Kremlin.
  • Russon, Mary-Ann (8 June 2017). "Why does Wikipedia keep asking for money when execs get six-figure golden handshakes?". International Business Times. Retrieved 12 June 2017. Between 2015 to 2016, the Wikipedia Foundation (WMF) paid almost half a million dollars in severance pay to executives that left the company. So why does the foundation keep saying the online encyclopedia is struggling to survive?
  • Nagesh, Ashitha (9 June 2017). "DUP Wikipedia page locked to stop people pointing out the party doesn't believe in dinosaurs". Metro (website). Retrieved 22 August 2017. The DUP’s Wikipedia page has been locked down after people edited it to point out that the party doesn’t believe in dinosaurs.
  • Leonard, Victoria (11 June 2017). "How we doubled the representation of female classical scholars on Wikipedia". Times Higher Education. While reversing Wikipedia’s gender skew may seem like an insurmountable task, breaking it down makes it much easier to achieve. The online activism of the Women’s Classical Committee offers a good example of how real progress can be made by small groups or individuals without specialist knowledge or funds, just desire for change. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |newspaper= (help)
  • Sobel Fitts, Alexis (21 June 2017). "Welcome to the Wikipedia of the alt-right". Wired. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  • Rose, Alice (29 June 2017). "Gwent photographer David Slater goes back to court over selfie of Naruto the monkey". South Wales Argus. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  • Ukani, Alisha (29 June 2017). "Wikipedia Against Censorship". Harvard Magazine. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  • Greving, Hannah; Oeberst, Aileen (29 June 2017). "Emotional Content in Wikipedia Articles on Negative Man-Made and Nature-Made Events". Journal of Language and Social Psychology. Retrieved 25 May 2018. Wikipedia emphasizes the objectivity of content. Yet, Wikipedia articles also deal with negative events that potentially elicit intense emotions. Undesirable outcomes (e.g., earthquakes) are known to elicit sadness, while undesirable outcomes caused by others’ actions (e.g., terrorist attacks) are known to elicit anger.