Tag: Wikipedia

Turkish officials say Wikipedia failed to remove content deemed to be false from its pages that linked Turkey with terror groups

Wikipedia Editors Label ICE Detention Centers ‘Concentration Camps’

In the midst of the controversy over the detention of illegal immigrants and characterizations of it as a “family separation” policy, Wikipedia editors added a section about detention facilities for illegal immigrants to a page listing “concentration and internment camps.” Although the section violated several of the site’s policies, favorable coverage from Gizmodo and Vice followed three days later.

Turkish officials say Wikipedia failed to remove content deemed to be false from its pages that linked Turkey with terror groups

Google Blames Wikipedia for GOP ‘Nazi’ Label

Google blamed “vandalism” at Wikipedia over inaccurate search results on Google, which claimed the California GOP promotes Nazism, however Google failed to note that they prioritize results from Wikipedia as an authoritative source of information.

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, pictured in 2016, hopes to tackle fake news with WikiTribune

Five of the Best Examples of Left-wing Bias on Wikipedia in 2017

Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales believes the Wikipedia model can help salvage journalistic integrity, but in the year since Donald Trump took office as President of the United States, the online encyclopedia has instead proven unable to even restrain its own biased editing community.

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Man Becomes ‘Japanese Monkey Spirit’ in Board Game Thanks to Wikipedia Hoax

Kickstarter-funded tabletop game Rising Sun by CMON Limited included a supposed monkey spirit from Japanese folklore named “Kotahi” as a backer-exclusive “stretch goal” piece. A year later, as the game began arriving to backers, it was learned that the “Kotahi” was actually a Wikipedia hoax named after a New Zealand teen.

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U.S, Appeals Court Rules Wikipedia Can Pursue NSA Surveillance Lawsuit

(Reuters) — 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.

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Crackdown: Turkey Blocks all Access to Wikipedia

In a move that social media users called censorship, a Turkish court on Saturday blocked access to Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia, enforcing an earlier restriction by Turkey’s telecommunications watchdog.

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Turkey Blocks Access to Wikipedia over ‘Terror’ Claims

Istanbul (AFP) – Turkey on Saturday blocked all access inside the country to the online encyclopedia Wikipedia reportedly for articles claiming links between Ankara and terror groups, the latest restriction on a popular website to hit Turkish users.

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Wikipedia’s Seven Worst Moments

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales describes his vaunted online encyclopedia as “unbiased” and “neutral. We’re not so sure about that.