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China blocks all language editions of Wikipedia

Move comes ahead of Tiananmen Square protest anniversary

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A class assignment on Islamic art and architecture in Austin changed history

The students contributed 15 better-sourced and better-written articles to Wikipedia

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This Pakistani youngster is catching mistakes on Wikipedia

Report by: Mohammad Shoaib We know that millions of people visit Wikipedia to gain knowledge but the website also contains factual errors which people are not aware of. A Pakistani boy named Saqib is correcting the mistakes mentioned mistakes on the Wikipedia pages. He also saved the reputation of the encyclopeda when the Calibri issue…

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Wikipedia page of Bakhtawar, Aseefa deleted

Online encyclopedia platform Wikipedia has deleted the profiles of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leaders Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari and Aseefa Bhutto Zardari from their website. The website states “the subject of the article does not have any notability by its own” as the reason for deleting the account.” It mentioned that there was plagiarism on Bakhtawar’s…

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Malala most searched Pakistani on Wikipedia in 2017

NEWS DESK: Malala Yousafzai, the only Pakistani who has won a Nobel Peace Prize, was the most searched Pakistani on Wikipedia throughout 2017, according to a report of The Wikimedia Foundation. The list is based on Wikipedia searches of Pakistani personalities between January 1, 2017 and December 20, 2017. These are the top 20 celebrities…

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Wikipedia stops edits on its page on ‘Calibri’ font

Wikipedia was forced to block the public editing on its Calibri font page, after a plethora of edit requests were received after allegations that Maryam Nawaz had handed over forged documents in the font to the JIT surfaced. One day after the JIT probing Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s alleged offshore wealth released its report stating…

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China to come up with ‘local Wikipedia’ in 2018

BEIJING: China is all set to launch it local version of Wikipedia in 2018. According to a foreign news website, over 20000 employees have been hired to work on the project which will feature 300000 entries based on 1000 words each. It will be made by scholars from state-run universities. It is pertinent to mention…

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Turkey block access to Wikipedia

Istanbul: Turkey on Saturday blocked all access inside the country to the online encyclopedia Wikipedia, the communications agency said, in the latest restriction on a popular website to hit Turkish users. Turkey’s Information and Communication Technologies Authority (BTK) said it had implemented the ban on wikipedia.org but the reason for the move was not immediately…

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Wiki Loves Monuments: Top pictures from Pakistan

CALIFORNIA: This is the third time Pakistan is taking part is photography competition organised by US-based Wikimedia Foundation, a non-profit organization which runs Wikipedia. The organisation has shortlisted best pictures from Pakistan for competition ‘Wiki Loves Monuments’. It is also supported by Unesco through its Unite4Heritage campaign, launched to create a global movement to safeguard…

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Wikipedia wins top Spanish prize for international cooperation

MADRID: Online encyclopedia Wikipedia was on Wednesday awarded Spain's Princess of Asturias award for international cooperation. The award foundation hailed the website as an “important example of international, democratic, open and participatory cooperation −- to which thousands of people of all nationalities contribute selflessly −- that has managed to make universal knowledge available to everyone”….

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Wikipedia not afraid to go dark to protect Internet

WASHINGTON: Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has said he hopes the online encyclopedia would never have to go dark again, but it would if necessary to protect the Internet from draconian policies that would harm everyday users.The site played a key role in stopping proposed U.S. anti-piracy legislation in its tracks with a 24-hour blackout in…

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Wikipedia, Google to protest Internet bills

NEW YORK: Wikipedia plans to go dark on Wednesday and Google and other websites are also planning protests to voice their concern over legislation in the US Congress intended to crack down on online piracy.Wikipedia will shut down the English version of the online encyclopedia for 24 hours to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act…

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Wikipedia to shut for 24 hrs to stop anti-piracy act

NEW YORK: Wikipedia, the popular community-edited online encyclopedia, will black out its English-language site for 24 hours to seek support against proposed US anti-piracy legislation that Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales said threatens the future of the Internet.The U.S. service will be the highest profile name to join a growing campaign starting at midnight Eastern Time…

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