Wikipedia went down in at least three countries Wednesday in a protest at an upcoming European Parliament vote on a highly disputed law that could make online platforms legally liable for copyrighted material put on the web by users. In Spain, Italy and Poland, an explanatory protest statement about the upcoming vote came up when the online encyclopedia was consulted. “The directive would threaten online freedom and would impose new filters, barriers and restrictions to access the web,” Wikipedia Spain said in its statement.
Source: Yahoo! News
The pages go dark ahead of a vote on controversial new rules on website uploads and links.
Source: BBC News
Wikipedia’s top-cited scholarly articles — revealed
Wikipedia’s top-cited scholarly articles — revealed, Published online: 14 May 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-05161-6
Gene collections and astronomy studies dominate the list of the most-cited publications with DOIs on the popular online encyclopaedia.
How a climate study by three Australians came to dominate the online encyclopedia.
Terms of Service; Didn’t Read summarizes the terms you’ve blindly agreed to, and offers discussion around what they mean.
YouTube and other tech giants have repeatedly turned to Wikipedia to help solve some of their biggest problems—often without giving back.
Critics note that Wikipedia’s crowd-sourced platform can be easily manipulated.
Source: USA Today
Source: Google News -Technology
After a series of scandals related to misinformation, YouTube’s CEO Susan Wojcicki announced the company would begin directing users to reputable sources like Wikipedia.
There is no ideal *Homo sapiens* specimen. But the internet had to decide on something.