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Farrukh Dhondy | On ‘truth’ in the Age of Internet: How Wikipedia is often wrong…

There lies one of the instant hazards of Internet biography -- one can’t tell lies about one’s age any more.

11 Feb 2023 12:54 AM

Farrukh Dhondy | Researching Wikipedia on the origins of toxic words

And in my idle researches I find that there are places where Wikipedia doesn’t fear to tread

19 Dec 2020 12:30 AM

Court rules Turkey violated freedoms by banning Wikipedia

Turkey blocked Wikipedia in April 2017, accusing it of being part of a “smear campaign” against the country

27 Dec 2019 10:38 AM

How Wikipedia cancels dalit icons

Engagements on the platform often seem to presume that they will automatically be the most neutral or the best judge of notability.

15 Dec 2019 12:59 AM

Wikipedia, Internet Archive team up to help you verify traditional text citations

The companies have teamed up to help users verify citations which call back to physical texts by turning them digital.

06 Nov 2019 7:53 AM


Online encyclopedia Wikipedia blocked in China

Since 2015, Wikipedia’s Chinese-language site was blocked by China’s “Great Firewall.”

16 May 2019 3:45 PM

Knowledge beyond language

Wikipedia is partnering with Google to take advantage of the company’s AI translation skills.

13 Jan 2019 12:28 AM

YouTube to display Wikipedia blurbs alongside conspiracy videos

YouTube intends to present an alternative viewpoint to videos questioning science or describing conspiracies about events.

14 Mar 2018 8:04 AM

Facebook to reduce fake news distribution with new 'i' button

Facebook will source the authencity of the source from Wikipedia, hoping no false data on their part.

09 Oct 2017 7:16 PM

The ‘Google it’ generation

The availability of ready information affects our motivation to think and limits our problem-solving skills.

18 Jun 2017 3:39 AM


Turkish court rejects Wikipedia’s appeal against ban

The telecommunications authority has said the ban would stay in place until the pages are removed.

05 May 2017 7:24 PM

China to launch own encyclopaedia to rival Wikipedia

China is under pressure to write its own encyclopaedia so it can guide public thought.

03 May 2017 4:49 PM

China to get its own version of Wikipedia in 2018

unlike the openly editable Wikipedia, the Chinese version will be created by selective scholars from stat-run universities and institutions

03 May 2017 12:02 PM

Turkey has blocked access to Wikipedia, here's why

A block on all language editions of the Wikipedia website was detected at 8:00am (5:00am GMT) on 29th, monitoring group Turkey Blocks said.

30 Apr 2017 11:04 AM

The net result

Japleen Pasricha focuses on the online space to create awareness on a range of gender issues.

28 Feb 2017 12:07 AM