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Thursday, December 02, 2021



Wikipedia's next leader on preventing misinformation: 'Neutrality requires understanding'

September 24, 2021 11:10 am

We take a look at how Wikipedia plans to prevent false and misleading information on its sites and around the web.

How Wikipedia is fighting the gender gap, one biography at a time

April 09, 2021 8:06 am

In an effort to promote gender equality on the website, Wikimedia Foundation launched ‘Project Rewrite’ to address the absurd lack of recognition women have historically received.

Wikipedia has a new ‘Universal Code of Conduct’ to deal with harassment, misinformation

February 05, 2021 5:53 pm

Wikipedia now has its own Universal code of conduct. Before this code, "there was no consistent way of addressing harassment on the platform and incidents were addressed on a case by case basis, and varied project by project," according to the Wikimedia foundation

Wikipedia turns 20: Our core value of neutrality has served us well, says co-founder Jimmy Wales

January 14, 2021 7:46 pm

Wikipedia will turn 20 years on January 15. Co-founder Jimmy Wales said that “The idea that Wikipedia shouldn't take sides on any major issue... is really a core value for us that's served us very well.”

Pakistan threatens Google, Wikipedia over 'sacrilegious content'

December 26, 2020 3:51 pm

Pakistan authorities have sent notices to Google and Wikipedia over content like caricatures of Prophet Mohammed and an "unauthentic" version of the Quran.

How Wikipedia’s Project SWASTHA is fighting the India Covid-19 infodemic

September 25, 2020 6:04 pm

Project SWASTHA laid down a watertight four-step process to ensure the information they upload is 100 per cent authentic and factually sound.

Explained: Why is Wikipedia seeking donations from its users?

December 18, 2020 3:13 pm

The fundraising drive by Wikipedia sparked heated debates amongst social media users — some of whom questioned whether one of the world’s most popular websites really needed donations to stay afloat.

Coronavirus updates in Hindi, Bangla, Tamil and 6 more Indian languages on Wikipedia

March 27, 2020 2:32 pm

Wikipedia is providing COVID-19 related information in 9 Indian languages including Bangla, Bhojpuri, Hindi, Kannada, Arabic, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.

Daphne keller: ‘A world leader, India knows how to regulate technology, everyday life with sophistication’

February 03, 2020 5:43 am

India and a couple of other countries like Brazil and Argentina were world leaders in their sophistication while thinking about how the laws that regulate technology are in effect laws that regulate ordinary individuals in our everyday lives.

Economic Survey sources data from Wikipedia, other private entities

January 31, 2020 9:44 pm

The Survey is also marked by quotes from Shrimad Bhagavad Gita, Rig Veda, Adam Smith's 'An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations', Kautilya's Arthashastra, and Tamil saint and philosopher Thiruvalluvar's treatise The Thirukural.