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Wikipedia Removes Bitcoin.com From Bitcoin Wiki Page - CryptoGlobe

Bitcoin.com has been delisted as a relevant site on the Wikipedia bitcoin page. The move is unlikely to have been carried out by Wikipedia staff - editing is usually carried out by community members, and it is likely that the change is related to the ...

YouTube To Use Wikipedia For Added Context To Conspiracy Theory Videos - The Daily Caller

YouTube is set to start presenting Wikipedia information alongside certain videos in an attempt to combat conspiracy theories and other potentially false news, Reuters reported Tuesday. Referring to them as information cues, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki ...

YouTube to Use Wikipedia to Combat Hoaxes - Daily Beast

YouTube said on Tuesday that it would begin displaying information from Wikipedia and other websites on some videos on the platform as part of an effort to push back against hoaxes and conspiracies that appear on the site. “People can still watch the ...

YouTube Will Link Directly to Wikipedia to Fight Conspiracy Theories - WIRED

For example, if you search for a video about the Holocaust, YouTube might recommend that you then watch one about how the tragedy was a hoax. The recommendation system isn't designed to ensure you're informed; its main objective is to keep you ...

Watch Louis The Child Attempt Spin Art, Explain Wikipedia's Role in Deciding Their Name - fuse.tv

... where Fuse caught up with Robby Hauldren and Freddy Kennett of rising EDM act Louis The Child. Dressed as Rick and Morty—Kennett improvised with an inside-out Lakers shirt—the Chicago-based musicians tried their hand at spin art while discussing ...

The Blossoming New World of Apple Watch Apps - The Mac Observer (blog)

One of the most impressive Watch apps I've used in a while, Gymatic is a workout and strength training companion. While you use the iPhone app to view, analyze, and get an ego-boost from your data, the real magic is in the Watch app which uses the ...

Watch: Tadhg Furlong Gives Hugely Entertaining Interview To Sky Sports, Who Bloody Loved Him - Balls.ie

The first paragraph of Tadhg Furlong's Wikipedia page reads as follows: "Tadhg Furlong is an Irish rugby union player for Leinster Rugby. His preferred position is tighthead prop. He comes from a farming family." That about sums up the New Ross man ...

Judging the UKIP Leadership Candidates Based Only on Their Wikipedia Profile Pictures - VICE

Someone has scored a really thin, measly looking blob of hash – you're convinced it's just a stock cube or something – but you take a long draw on a joint of it anyway, feel your forehead and cheeks glow tingly as you watch wisps of smoke pool above ...

Wikipedia's Co-Founder Explains Why We Need a Free Internet - VICE

Jimmy Wales, the co-founder of Wikipedia, is one of the few people who can legitimately claim to have changed the world. His much-imitated open-content website has profoundly changed the way people access information. He's also advocated for a free and ...

Charles Manson's right-hand man submits corrections of crimes for Wikipedia page from prison - Mirror.co.uk

The notes, believed to be from Watson, correct education and crime details on the Wikipedia page (Image: Wikipedia). Watson does not dispute these facts, but he has taken issue with a Wikipedia note that he took $70 - around £50 - from one of his ...

'V for Wikipedia' (Formerly called Viki) is Spectacular Way to Experience Wikipedia - Beautiful Pixels (blog)

Viki is a Universal app and you can enjoy it not just on your iPhone and iPad, but also your Apple Watch. You can discover and explore content about places around your location or manually tap on the map to set a location. This is brilliantly executed ...

How to completely dominate Google's first page - Search Engine Watch

These can help make branded search results appear more impressive, and helps push tangential results about you (a Wikipedia page, a news item about some terrible controversy) further down the SERP as well as any possible competitor results. You have ...

Civil Servant Spotted Promoting Their Clash of Clans Group on Wikipedia - Gizmodo UK

Wikipedia can be edited by anyone, so it is often important for editors and journalists to watch exactly who is trying to change the story. This need is why Twitter accounts like WhitehallEdits exist. As all Wikipedia edits are public they are able to ...

Australians fill in the gaps on Wikipedia - NEWS.com.au

“If a Labor supporter made 20 positive changes to those entries and 20 negative changes to Liberal ones, we would catch on quickly,” said Mr Crossin, adding that they watch out for conflicts of interest. He is passionate about making Wikipedia more ...

Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales restricts discussion of Tony Blair friendship - Telegraph.co.uk

In a separate discussion on Quora, he added that “no one has produced any evidence of any kind of manipulation of Kazakh Wikipedia”. Mr Wales shut down the discussion on his Talk page, saying it had become “absurd”, when critics raised his friendship ...

Watch out Wikipedia, here comes Britannica 2.0 - Sydney Morning Herald

In a move to take on Wikipedia, the Encyclopedia Britannica is inviting the hoi polloi to edit, enhance and contribute to its online version. New features enabling the inclusion of this user-generated content will be rolled out on the encyclopedia's ...

Gmail April Fools Not Very Funny. On the Upside, They Started A Wikipedia War - TechCrunch (blog)

In describing the technology Google says “Gmail utilizes an e-flux capacitor to resolve issues of causality (see Grandfather Paradox)” and links to the Grandfather Paradox on Wikipedia. Someone changed the words “time travel” to “gmail” in a revision ...

Criticism of Wikipedia—of its content, procedures, and operations, and of the Wikipedia community—covers many subjects, topics, and themes about the nature of Wikipedia as an open source encyclopedia of subject entries that almost anyone can edit. Wikipedia has been criticized for the uneven handling, acceptance, and retention of articles about controversial subjects. The principal concerns of its critics are the factual reliability of the content; the readability of the prose; and a clear article layout; the existence of systemic bias; of gender bias; and of racial bias among the editorial community that is Wikipedia. Further concerns are that the organization allows the participation of anonymous editors ; the existence of social stratification ; and over-complicated rules , the conditions of which permit the misuse of Wikipedia.

Two radically different versions of the Wikipedia biography, Klee Irwin, presented to the public within days of each other: Wikipedia's susceptibility to edit wars and bias is an issue often raised by critics of the project.

Criticism of Wikipedia—of its content, procedures, and operations, and of the Wikipedia community—covers many subjects, topics, and themes about the nature of Wikipedia as an open source encyclopedia of subject entries that almost anyone can edit. Wikipedia has been criticized for the uneven handling, acceptance, and retention of articles about controversial subjects. The principal concerns of its critics are the factual reliability of the content; the readability of the prose; and a clear article layout; the existence of systemic bias; of gender bias; and of racial bias among the editorial community that is Wikipedia. Further concerns are that the organization allows the participation of anonymous editors (leading to editorial vandalism); the existence of social stratification (allowing cliques); and over-complicated rules (allowing editorial quarrels), the conditions of which permit the misuse of Wikipedia.

Wikipedia is described as unreliable at times. In "Wikipedia: The Dumbing Down of World Knowledge" (2010), Edwin Black characterized the editorial content of articles as a mixture of "truth, half-truth, and some falsehoods". Similarly, in "Wisdom?: More like Dumbness of the Crowds" (2011), Oliver Kamm said that the encyclopedic articles usually are dominated by the editors with the loudest and most persistent editorial voices (talk pages and edit summaries), usually by an interest group with an ideological "axe to grind" on the subject, topic, or theme of the article in question.

Politics and ideology entries are also criticized on Wikipedia. In two works published in 2012, "The 'Undue Weight' of Truth on Wikipedia" by Timothy Messer–Kruse, and "You Just Type in What You are Looking for: Undergraduates' Use of Library Resources vs. Wikipedia" by Mónica Colón–Aguirre and Rachel A. Fleming–May, the authors analyzed and criticized the undue-weight policy (relative importance of a given source), and concluded that Wikipedia is not about providing correct and definitive information about a subject, but instead presenting, as editorially dominant, the perspective taken by most authors of the sources for the article. This allegedly uneven application of the undue-weight policy creates omissions (of fact and of interpretation) that might give the reader false impressions about the subject matter, based upon the factually incomplete content of the Wikipedia article.

Wikipedia is also sometimes characterized as having a hostile editing environment. In Common Knowledge?: An Ethnography of Wikipedia (2014), Dariusz Jemielniak, a steward for Wikimedia Foundation projects, stated that the complexity of the rules and laws governing editorial content and editors' behavior is a licence for the "office politics" of disruptive editors and drives away new, potentially constructive editors. In a follow-up article, "The Unbearable Bureaucracy of Wikipedia" (2014), Jemielniak said that abridging and rewriting the editorial rules and laws of Wikipedia for clarity of purpose and simplicity of application would resolve the bureaucratic bottleneck of too many rules. In The Rise and Decline of an Open Collaboration System: How Wikipedia's Reaction to Popularity is Causing its Decline (2013), Aaron Halfaker stated that the over-complicated rules and laws of Wikipedia unintentionally provoked the decline in editorial participation that began in 2009—frightening away new editors who otherwise would contribute to Wikipedia.

There have also been works that describe the possible misuse of Wikipedia. In "Wikipedia or Wickedpedia?" (2008), the Hoover Institution said that Wikipedia is an unreliable resource for correct knowledge, information, and facts about a subject, because, as an open source website, the editorial content of the articles is readily subjected to manipulation and propaganda. The 2014 edition of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's official student handbook, Academic Integrity at MIT, informs students that Wikipedia is not a reliable academic source, stating, "the bibliography published at the end of the Wikipedia entry may point you to potential sources. However, do not assume that these sources are reliable—use the same criteria to judge them as you would any other source. Do not consider the Wikipedia bibliography as a replacement for your own research."