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Saturday, December 05, 2020



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 users?

December 05, 2020 3:42 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.

Wikipedia writes to IT Minister: New govt guidelines will severely disrupt our model

December 30, 2019 10:03 am

Because the resource is curated by language and not geographic market, the rules would change the entire website, not just Indians’ access to the knowledge, the Foundation said.

Putin proposes to replace Wikipedia with 'reliable' Russian version

November 06, 2019 1:47 pm

Days after a new law in Russia came into effect meaning Russian government authorities can isolate its own internet, the Russian president said he wanted a Russian version of Wikipedia with "reliable information."

Wikipedia isn’t officially a social network. But the harassment can get ugly

April 11, 2019 4:04 pm

Unlike at social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, the people who handle reports of harassment on Wikipedia are largely unpaid volunteers.

Believe it or not, Wikipedia-inspired T-shirts are for real

August 28, 2018 3:59 pm

In order to raise money for the Wikimedia Foundation, a non-profit and charitable organisation in San Francisco, California, along with Wikipedia released a series of T-shirts with the Wikipedia logo emblazoned on them.

Google blames Wikipedia for linking California GOP to Nazism

June 01, 2018 9:36 am

Wikipedia's publicly available change logs show that users added the term "Nazism" to the entry for the California GOP twice in the past week. Both changes were reversed by other editors, although the first one wasn't fixed for almost a week.