Wikipedia:Press coverage 2017
Please list coverage about Wikipedia itself here, by month.
There are templates at the bottom of the page (commented out in "Edit source").
- Cf. press list kept on Meta: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Communications_committee/Press_clippings
- Annys, Shin (5 January 2017). "Wikipedia was born in 2001. And the world got a bit truthier". The Washington Post. Retrieved 12 January 2017.
- Andrew, Kulp (8 January 2017). "Dolphins QB Matt Moore declared dead on Wikipedia after big hit". all22.com. Retrieved 12 January 2017.
- Matthew, Vadum (10 January 2017). "Wikipedia deletes The People's Cube from history". Canada Free Press. Retrieved 12 January 2017.
- Thomas, Lifson (10 January 2017). "Wikipedia deletes its page on The People's Cube". American Thinker. Retrieved 12 January 2017.
- Dimitry, Kondonis (12 January 2017). "West Ham star Payet ridiculed on Wikipedia after going on strike". Yahoo Sports. Retrieved 12 January 2017.
- Nick, Boisvert (12 January 2017). "AGO hosts Wikipedia 'edit-a-thon' to boost profiles of Black Canadian artists". CBC News. Retrieved 12 January 2017.
- Haraldsson, Hrafnkell (28 January 2017). "Paul Ryan Gets Added to Wikipedia Page on Spineless Animals (Invertebrates)". Politicus USA. Retrieved 28 January 2017.
- Manning, Allee; Kelly, Kaitlyn (31 January 2017). "Wikipedia Test Works: Gorsuch Is Supreme Court Nominee". Vocativ. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
- Kircher, Madison Malone (31 January 2017). "Wikipedia Edits Are the Only Joy in These Fraught Political Times". New York. Retrieved 5 February 2017.
- McMillen, Andrew (6 February 2017). "The Troll Taunter". Backchannel. Retrieved 6 February 2017.
But on that Friday night, Temple-Wood had an idea. For every harassing email, death threat, or request for nude photos that she received, she resolved to create a Wikipedia biography on a notable woman scientist who was previously unknown to the free online encyclopedia.
- Jackson, Jasper (8 February 2017). "Wikipedia bans Daily Mail as 'unreliable' source for website". The Guardian. Retrieved 8 February 2017.
- Oremus, Will (9 February 2017). "Wikipedia's Daily Mail Ban Is a Welcome Rebuke to Terrible Journalism". Slate. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
- Leetaru, Kalev (10 February 2017). "What Wikipedia's Daily Mail 'Ban' Tells Us About The Future Of Online Censorship". Forbes. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
- Newitz, Annalee (10 February 2017). "Handful of "highly toxic" Wikipedia editors cause 9% of abuse on the site". Ars Technica. Retrieved 11 February 2017.
- Mayhew, Freddy (10 February 2017). "Wikipedia ban condemned by Daily Mail as 'cynical politically motivated attempt to stifle the free press'". Press Gazette. Retrieved 4 August 2019.
- Jackson, Jasper (12 February 2017). "Reliability is all for Wikipedia, which is why we banned Daily Mail". The Guardian. Retrieved 12 February 2017.
- "Fan of The Sherlocks edits band's Wiki to get backstage". BBC Newsbeat. 15 February 2017. Retrieved 16 February 2017.
- James, Andrea (16 February 2017). "40% of Wikipedia is under threat from deletionists". Boing Boing. Retrieved 30 March 2017.
- Gisbert, Richard (2017-02-18). "The Listening Post - Wikipedia, open source and the truth". Al Jazeera English. Retrieved 2017-02-18.
- Kamenetz, Anya (22 Feb 2017). "What Students Can Learn By Writing For Wikipedia". NPR. Retrieved 22 Feb 2017.
Since the program began six years ago, Davis says, students have collectively added more than 25 million words of content to Wikipedia.
- Sample, Ian (23 February 2017). "Study reveals bot-on-bot editing wars raging on Wikipedia's pages". The Guardian. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
- Hays, Brooks (23 February 2017). "Study: Even 'benevolent bots' fight, sometimes for years". United Press International. Retrieved 24 February 2017.
- Tran, Stephanie (27 February 2017). "100 Days 100 Women: A Feminist Portrait Series". Women Write about Comics. Retrieved 28 February 2017.
- "MWC 2017: Wikipedia goes data free in Iraq". BBC News. Retrieved 28 February 2017.
- Hopper Koppelman, Mel (February 2017). "WikiTweaks: The Encyclopaedia that Anyone (Who is a Skeptic) Can Edit". The Journal of Chinese Medicine. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
- Linder, Courtney (1 March 2017). "Edits for change: Pittsburgh's Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon remedies the gender gap". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
- Ford, Heather; Wajcman, Judy (1 March 2017). "'Anyone can edit', not everyone does: Wikipedia's infrastructure and the gender gap". Social Studies of Science. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
Feminist STS has long established that science’s provenance as a male domain continues to define what counts as knowledge and expertise. Wikipedia, arguably one of the most powerful sources of information today, was initially lauded as providing the opportunity to rebuild knowledge institutions by providing greater representation of multiple groups. However, less than ten percent of Wikipedia editors are women.
- Cooper, Mariah (2 March 2017). "Garfield Wikipedia debate forces creator to clarify cat's gender". Washington Blade. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
- Toureille, Claire (4 March 2017). "How a Paris Event Is Fighting Wikipedia's Gender Gap". Newsweek Europe. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
- Adams, Guy (4 March 2017). "The making of a Wiki-Lie: Chilling story of one twisted oddball and a handful of anonymous activists who appointed themselves as censors to promote their own warped agenda on a website that's a byword for inaccuracy". Daily Mail. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
- Sequeira, Jillian (5 March 2017). "The Strange Case of Wikipedia Zero". Law Street Media. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
- Dariusz, Jemielniak (6 March 2017). "The Wikipedia Battle Over Really Short Articles". Slate.com. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
- Massimo, Rick (7 March 2017). "DC Wikipedia edit-a-thon a chance to shine light on women in the arts". WTOP. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
- Baxter, Julie (7 March 2017). "For Wikipedia racers, the mouse clicks count". Westminster Window. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
- Puppel, Doug (7 March 2017). "CSN Marks Women's History Month With Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon". Nevada Public Radio. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
- Bonazzo, John (8 March 2017). "Feminist Artists Combat Wikipedia's Gender Imbalance Through Editing Sessions". The Observer. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
- Hinds, Julie (9 March 2017). "Women and the arts are focus of Wikipedia edit-a-thon". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
- "Saskatoon librarian takes on male-dominated Wikipedia". CBC News. 9 March 2017. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
- "Windsor women work to correct Wikipedia's gender imbalance". Yahoo News. 10 March 2017. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
- Marloff, Sarah (10 March 2017). "Feminist Edit-a-Thon Makes Wikipedia More Diverse". Austin Chronicle. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
- "Women get far less recognition on Wikipedia than men, and a group of artists is tired of it". CBC News. 10 March 2017. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
- Desmarais, Charles (14 March 2017). "Writing women into art history". SFGate.com. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
- Davidson, Lee (14 March 2017). "Mike Winder accused of manipulating Wikipedia page with multiple accounts in violation of ethics policy". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
- Weingartner, Tana (14 March 2017). "Miami Hosts Edit-A-Thon To Increase Female Wikipedia Editors". WOSU Radio. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
- "Sambad-Wikipedia to host 100 women edit-a-thon in Odisha". Odisha Sun Times. 15 March 2017. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
- Little, Becky (15 March 2017). "A D.C. Museum Tries to Make Wikipedia Less Sexist". Washington City Paper. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
- Volokh, Eugene (17 March 2017). "When should courts rely on Wikipedia?". The Washington Post. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
- Cain, Abigail (27 March 2017). "This Initiative Is Helping Female Artists Gain Equal Representation on Wikipedia". Artsy editorial. Retrieved 27 March 2017.
As Wikipedia becomes increasingly influential (it is now the fifth most-visited site in the world, up from seventh in 2015) “absences there echo across the internet,” said Art+Feminism. Google now pulls its biographical sidebar information from Wikipedia, as does MoMA’s online artist pages. “The work we are doing feels more pressing than when we started, as Wikipedia’s content is even more visible and more trusted than when we started this project.”
- Bayer, Lili (27 March 2017). "Controversy Over Trump Aide Gorka Sparks A Wikipedia Editors War". The Forward. Retrieved 27 March 2017.
- Geyer, Allison (30 March 2017). "Dismantling patriarchy, one edit at a time". Isthmus. Retrieved 30 March 2017.
- Hopper, Tristin (3 April 2017). "The navy asks that you get your sailor-kissing facts straight: Highlights from government Wikipedia edits". National Post. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
- Kaczynski, Andrew (4 April 2017). "Wikipedia user 'Sk-Gorka' edited info about WH aide Sebastian Gorka's gun charge". CNN. Retrieved 5 April 2017.
- Kastrenakes, Jacob (12 April 2017). "Burger King's new ad forces Google Home to advertise the Whopper". The Verge. Retrieved 13 April 2017.
- Graham, Megan (18 April 2017). "Wikipedia Editors Ask Burger King to Apologize for its Google Home Stunt". AdvertisingAge. Retrieved 1 May 2017.
- DeJesus, Erin (19 April 2017). "Wikipedia Is the Next Internet Giant to Be Mad at Burger King". eater.com. Retrieved 1 May 2017.
- Dale, Brady (25 April 2017). "Wikipedia Is Not Free in Nepal Because of a Cellphone Company". observer.com. Retrieved 30 April 2017.
- Frisella, Emily (27 April 2017). "How Activists Are Diversifying Wikipedia One Edit At A Time". Good. Retrieved 27 April 2017.
- "Wikipedia to fight fake news with new site". Newshub. 29 April 2017. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
- Popyredux, Xavier (28 April 2017). "Hate the News? Wikipedia's Co-Founder Wants You to Edit It". Wired. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
- "Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales creates news service Wikitribune". BBC News. 25 April 2017. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
- Zavis, Alexandra (27 April 2017). "Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales says he has a plan to fix fake news". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
- "Turkish authorities block Wikipedia without giving reason". BBC News. 29 April 2017. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
- Sezer, Can; Dolan, David (29 April 2017). Lawrence, Janet (ed.). "Turkey blocks access to Wikipedia". Reuters. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
- "Wikipedia appears to have been blocked in Turkey". Euronews. 29 April 2017. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
- "Turkey blocks Wikipedia under law designed to protect national security". The Guardian. 29 April 2017. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
- Ahmet Sait Akcay (29 April 2017). "Turkey: Wikipedia blocked for disregarding the law". Anadolu Agency. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
Wikipedia has been blocked due to its articles and comments showing Turkey in coordination and aligned with various terrorist groups, said an email statement by the Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Ministry
- "Turkey blocks Wikipedia for 'not removing content'". Al Jazeera. 29 April 2017. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
Turkey has blocked Wikipedia - the online encyclopedia - for articles and comments that suggested the country was in cooperation with "terror groups"
- Atay Alam, Hande; Arif, Merieme; Sterling, Joe (29 April 2017). "Turkey blocks Wikipedia over what it calls terror 'smear campaign'". CNN. Retrieved 30 April 2017.
- Baxter, Sarah (30 April 2017). "Wikipedia won't break real news, just tweak it". The Times. Retrieved 30 April 2017.
- Roberts, Rachel (30 April 2017). "Turkey blocks Wikipedia over 'refusal to delete articles alleging government terrorist links'". Independent. Retrieved 1 May 2017.
- Middleton, Rachel (1 May 2017). "Move over Wikipedia, China is embarking on its own rival online encyclopaedia". International Business Times. Retrieved 1 May 2017.
- Thornhill, John (1 May 2017). "Wiki-journalism may be part of the answer to fake news". Financial Times. Retrieved 1 May 2017.
- Gilbert, David (1 May 2017). "China is recruiting 20,000 people to write its own Wikipedia". Vice. Retrieved 1 May 2017.
- "Istanbul cancels invite for Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales after ban". Deutsche Welle. 2017-05-02.
- Göbel, Sascha; Munzert, Simon (3 May 2017). "Political Advertising on the Wikipedia Marketplace of Information". Social Science Computer Review. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
We point to a popular yet underresearched platform of political information, the online encyclopedia Wikipedia. Considering the supply side of the marketplace, we argue that personal biographies on the platform are an attractive medium for politicians to enhance their appearance.
- Osmond Cook, Amy (6 May 2017). "What I Learned When a Wikipedia Troll Deleted My Page". entrepreneur.com. Retrieved 7 May 2017.
- Altay, İbrahim (8 May 2017). "Wikipedia controversy: Same old story". Daily Sabah. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
- Ciccotta, Tom (10 May 2017). "UC Berkeley professor banned from Wikipedia over anti-Trump edit project". Breitbart News. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
- Dale, Brady (10 May 2017). "Turkey Can't Block This Copy of Wikipedia". observer.com. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
In response, hacktivists have made a copy of Turkish Wikipedia and posted it online using a new way of addressing web content called the InterPlanetary File System, or IPFS. The Turkish government can’t block this copy of Wikipedia because the format uses a slew of open source technology to change the way our browsers retrieve data.
- Sandford, Alasdair (11 May 2017). "Turkey spells out conditions to blocked site Wikipedia". Euronews. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
- Alexandra, Rae (16 May 2017). "Wikipedia Knows It Has a Sexism Problem… And Is Trying Surprisingly Hard to Fix It". kqed.org. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
In 2010, research done by the Wikimedia Foundation — the company that runs Wikipedia — discovered that around 87% of the website’s editors identified as men.
- "Doing Engineering Research Work? Stay Away from Wikipedia". gineersnow.com. 18 May 2017. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
- Kharpal, Arjun (19 May 2017). "Massive cyberattack that hit 200,000 users was 'huge screw-up' by government, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales says". CNBC. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
The WannaCry cyberattack which hit 200,000 computers across the world was the result of a 'huge screw-up' by the U.S. government as a result of its spying practices, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales told CNBC on Friday.
- Koerber, Brian (22 May 2017). "Hillary Clinton Wikipedia page redirected to 'Mein Kampf' for way too long". Mashable. Retrieved 12 August 2017.
- Martin, Peter (22 May 2017). "Wikipedia targets Australians in bid to change the law". Illawarra Mercury. Retrieved 16 September 2017.
- Stempel, Jonathan (23 May 2017). "Wikipedia can pursue NSA surveillance lawsuit: U.S. appeals court". Reuters. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
A federal appeals court on Tuesday revived a Wikipedia lawsuit that challenges a U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) program of mass online surveillance, and claims that the government unconstitutionally invades people's privacy rights. By a 3-0 vote, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia said the Wikimedia Foundation, which hosts the Wikipedia online encyclopedia, can pursue a challenge to the government's "Upstream" surveillance program.
- Nelson, Steven (23 May 2017). "Appeals Court: Wikimedia Can Fight NSA's 'Not Speculative' Internet Surveillance". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that the Wikimedia Foundation has standing to challenge a National Security Agency program that siphons communications directly from the internet’s backbone. ... A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit overruled Ellis, writing “there’s nothing speculative about it – the interception of Wikimedia’s communications is an actual injury that has already occurred.” ... The Wikimedia Foundation, which manages the popular online encyclopedia Wikipedia, and eight allied groups sued in 2015 alleging the NSA’s Upstream collection program violates First and Fourth Amendment rights and exceeds the NSA’s statutory authority.
- Williams, Martin (25 May 2017). "Scots libraries say move to put archives on Wikipedia won't make them redundant". HeraldScotland. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
Scottish libraries are to recruit their first ever Wikimedian to put the nation's print archives online - but insist it will not make them redundant. The new temporary position aims to release material normally held within the walls of Scotland's libraries onto the internet through Wikipedia. The project, first proposed by Inverclyde Libraries, involves using Wikipedia as a marketing tool to increase interest in the nation's libraries, by self-promoting through the content they are providing.
- Oberhaus, Daniel (26 May 2017). "Wikipedia's Switch to HTTPS Has Successfully Fought Government Censorship". Motherboard. Retrieved 31 May 2017.
Critics of this plan argued that this move would just result in more total censorship of Wikipedia and that access to some information was better than no information at all. But Wikipedia stayed the course, at least partly because its co-founder Jimmy Wales is a strong advocate for encryption. Now, new research from Harvard shows that Wales' intuition was correct—full encryption did actually result in a decrease in censorship incidents around the world.
- Weinglass, Simona (29 May 2017). "Wikipedia vs. Banc De Binary: A 3-year battle against binary options 'fake news'". The Times of Israel. Retrieved 31 May 2017.
Smallbones is drawn to edit Wikipedia articles about financial fraud because the topic interests him. But he regrets that it took at least three years to get the Banc De Binary article to a place where he feels it is accurate and fair. If that’s how much work was required to correct one small instance of fake news, Smallbones was asked, how can companies like Google or Facebook, which rely heavily on algorithms as opposed to humans, keep the fraudsters at bay? Smallbones replied, 'Yes, well, most Wikipedia editors would probably agree that they can’t.'
- Hunt, Gordon (30 May 2017). "Who doubted HTTPS? Wikipedia switch thwarts state censorship". Silicon Republic. Retrieved 31 May 2017.
When the study ended – with data up to June 2016 – China, Thailand and Uzbekistan were still 'likely interfering intermittently with specific language projects of Wikipedia'. However, on the whole, the global trends were pointing towards less censorship, not more. 'This finding suggests that the shift to HTTPS has been a good one in terms of ensuring accessibility to knowledge.'
- Manriquez, Pablo (29 May 2017). "New York Times Surges To Third Place In Historic Newsroom Diversity Index". Huffington Post. Retrieved 31 May 2017.
Last week, I decided to tackle the problem of Hispanic exclusion in American newsrooms by blogging about it here in HuffPost. Within hours, Wikipedia was sandboxing. Within a day, the Internet had surfaced eighty-eight Latina’s employed across twenty-one mainstream American newsrooms. At the top were Fox News, NYPost, and CNN, with 15, 12, and 8 of their Latina colleagues indexed, respectively.
- 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". TheWire.in. 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:
- 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.
- Sulleyman, Aatif (3 July 2017). "Wikipedia adventure game is a fun way to learn everything in the world". The Independent. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
- Miller, Jennifer (6 July 2017). "The Underground Network of Wikipedia Editors Will Create a Page for You". Entrepreneur. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
- Iannucci, Rebecca (6 July 2017). "What can fact-checkers learn from Wikipedia? We asked the boss of its nonprofit owner". Poynter. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
- Zillman, Stephanie (8 July 2017). "'Wiki club' revives forgotten Northern Territory history in Wikipedia publishing nights". ABC News. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
A Darwin-based club has added about 100 new pages to Wikipedia to rectify what it says is a massive shortfall in articles showcasing the rich history of the Northern Territory.
- Fayerman, Pamela (7 July 2017). "B.C. physician writes - and fixes - Wikipedia medical information". Vancouver Sun. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
- Maclean, Ruth (10 July 2017). "British PR firm Bell Pottinger apologizes for South Africa campaign". The Guardian. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
- Cowan, Kyle (10 July 2017). "Bell Pottinger and the dark arts of Wikipedia". Sowetan Live. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
Controversial PR firm Bell Pottinger seems to have side-stepped Wikipedia regulations to edit entries about the Gupta family‚ leaked emails show
- Siddiqui, Zain (12 July 2017). "We asked the creator of Calibri to weigh in on the JIT debate". Dawn. Retrieved 12 July 2017.
The first public beta version, according to a Wikipedia entry, was released on June 6, 2006 — close to four months after the papers were said to have been signed by Maryam Nawaz... There were indications that the Wikipedia entry for the Calibri font had also been changed repeatedly to reflect a similar claim till Wikipedia itself placed a hold on editing the page till July 18 "or till editing disputes are solved".
- Kallada, Santhej (19 July 2017). "Do You Use Wikipedia for Personal Branding?". The Web Writer Spotlight. Retrieved 20 July 2017.
Most internet users believe what is on Wikipedia more than what they see on personal websites, or what they read on social media. This is what makes Wikipedia such an effective and powerful route for successful personal branding.
- Lapin, Tamar (18 July 2017). "Lawyer allegedly used Wikipedia to defend death penalty inmate". New York Post. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
An “utterly incompetent” lawyer who used Wikipedia to bone up on the ins and outs of the Texas legal system may land her client in the electric chair, his new attorneys claim.
- "Wikipedia celebrates women". Pretoria East Rekord. 21 July 2017. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
- Lepitak, Stephen (21 July 2017). "Jimmy Wales on Wikitribune and his interest in local news content". The Drum. Retrieved 30 July 2017.
- Versel, Neil (24 July 2017). "'Editathon' Looks to Improve Wikipedia for Computational Biology". Genome Web. Retrieved 30 July 2017.
- "Wikipedia to pay special focus on women issues in Africa". South African Broadcasting Corporation. 26 July 2017. Retrieved 30 July 2017.
- Rutherford, Kevin (28 July 2017). "Beyonce Bumps Up Social 50 Chart After Twins Photo". Billboard. Retrieved 30 July 2017.
The Social 50 is powered by data tracked by music analytics company Next Big Sound and ranks the most popular artists on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Wikipedia and Tumblr. ... [Chester] Bennington himself debuts at No. 12 on the chart almost completely on the strength of Wikipedia views, attaining 1.3 million despite the end of the tracking week coming at the end of July 20.
- Lamb, Kate (2 August 2017). "Wiki warriors: activists fighting to keep truth of brutal Marcos regime in Philippines alive". The Guardian. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
It’s basically like playing in the sandbox. You build a sandcastle and then another kid comes along and just kicks it over.” That’s how it feels to be on the front lines of information warfare in the Philippines, explains computer programmer Carlos Nazareno
- Emerson, Sarah (9 August 2017). "An Edit War Is Brewing on the 'Neuroticism' Wikipedia Page After Being Cited in Google Employee's Memo". Motherboard. Retrieved 15 August 2017.
Google software engineer James Damore's controversial manifesto, "Google's Ideological Echo Chamber," has been public for less than a week, but already several Wikipedia articles that Damore referenced have become the subject of intense debate on the site.
- Krishna, Rachael (11 August 2017). "This Is Why Siri Has An Offensive Answer When You Ask It "What Is An Indian?"". BuzzFeed News. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
- Grillo, Matt (11 August 2017). "Wikipedia conference comes to Montreal for first time". Global News. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
- Konieczny, Piotr (11 August 2017). "Decision making in the self-evolved collegiate court: Wikipedia's Arbitration Committee and its implications for self-governance and judiciary in cyberspace". International Sociology. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
This article considers the extent to which non-legal factors (nationality, activity/experience, conflict avoidance, and time constraints) affect decision making within collegiate courts, through the study of the Wikipedia’s Arbitration Committee.
- Adler, T.D. (15 August 2017). "Wikipedia's Left-Wing Editors Attempt to Minimize Evidence Supporting Google Memo". Breitbart News. Retrieved 15 August 2017.
After now-former Google employee James Damore’s viewpoint diversity memo went viral, Wikipedia editors looking through its citations removed material from the online encyclopedia that he referenced in the memo.
- Keogh, Glen (19 August 2017). "Jihadi propaganda describing how to launch a van attack is STILL available to view on Wikipedia as the internet giant is accused of 'aiding terrorism'". Daily Mail. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
Tory MP Charlie Elphicke said it was ‘incredible’ that Wikipedia was making this material available.
- Amnesty International (29 August 2017). "Cuba's Internet paradox: How controlled and censored Internet risks Cuba's achievements in education". Amnesty International. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
Maribel (not her real name) was the deputy principal in a state-run primary school in Cuba. She had worked there since graduating, and had been promoted fast. Before she was ultimately pushed out of her job for her husband’s political activism, which is effectively banned in Cuba, her salary was reduced by half. The excuse given? She asked her pupils to look up information on the internet for a history lesson. And one of them used Wikipedia. “They (the government) say children can’t use Wikipedia, because everything in Wikipedia is a lie. (They say) that children have to learn what is in history books, and not look for other information,” she told us when we met her in Mexico’s border town of Tapachula earlier this year.
- Benjakob, Omer (31 August 2017). "From House Baratheon to House Netanyahu: Behind the Scenes of Wikipedia". Haaretz. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
The free online encyclopedia that anyone can help edit has long since become the go-to source of information for many of us. But few people actually know what goes on behind the scenes there. Only recently, the New Likudniks – a small and controversial group vying for influence in Benjamin Netanyahu’s ruling party – got an entry of their own in the Hebrew-language Wikipedia, after years of debate that deemed them to be irrelevant and unworthy of a stand-alone encyclopedia article.
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After President Trump condemned violence by both sides in Charlottesville, a recently-created Wikipedia article about antifa highlighting the group’s violence and far-left ideology saw a spree of edits downplaying both aspects of the group..
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A South Korean man was sentenced to 4 million won (US$3,564) in fines on Friday for writing in the online encyclopedia Wikipedia early this year that then leading presidential candidate Moon Jae-in is a North Korean politician.
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Facebook thinks showing Wikipedia entries about publishers and additional Related Articles will give users more context about the links they see.
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According to a statement and video released by Facebook on Friday, the social media giant will now be using the free online encyclopedia that anyone can edit to inform users about publishers’ identity - or lack thereof.
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Why do Federal Reserve employees who make economic forecasts own a company selling private economic forecasts?
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First, the 'S'-word. The Wikipedia article on 'Slavery in Britain' discusses the slaving voyages of the mariner John Hawkins down the West African coast in the 1560s, and adds: 'Britain soon became the leader in the Atlantic slave trade.' But no, it didn't, unless 'soon' means 'in the following century'. Hawkins's three voyages were a one-off – or rather a three-off – and there was no serious attempt to repeat them until the 1640s.
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Yes, all Iowa City residents know that it is a joke, a product of Wikipedia's option allowing anyone to edit their pages. Yes, Jim Throgmorton is the actual mayor, and is listed as such further down on the Iowa City Wikipedia page. But Jewell has been there almost constantly for nearly two months.
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The online encyclopedia Wikipedia keeps on record not just the finished edit of each page, but the dialogue and discussions that went into each choice and omission. The page on the Lakewood Yeshiva—Beth Medrash Govoha—has a most telling back-and-forth between a few lay-editors...
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By focusing on the practical issue of how to accurately report facts confirmed by others, Wikipedia has gone from being a controversial internet phenomenon to a legitimate source of everyday knowledge
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Wikipedia will of course be banned in Turkey as it has been used to insult Turkey’s founder Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Transportation, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Ahmet Arslan said on Dec. 18.
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The tennis superstar, who welcomed her first child Alexis Olympia in September, said she had to “Wikipedia my age the other day” because “I forgot how old I was”.
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Allegations that the American-Palestinian activist enabled sexual assault have repeatedly been deleted from her Wikipedia page, raising claims that some editors are inserting the Israel-Palestine issue into an unrelated matter