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Google rolls out a new feature that will show description of websites appearing in search results
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Google rolls out a new feature that will show description of websites appearing in search results

Users will get a description of the website from Wikipedia that would provide reliable and free information on tons of websites available on the web.

Centre asks Wikipedia to remove link showing incorrect map of Jammu and Kashmir: Report
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Centre asks Wikipedia to remove link showing incorrect map of Jammu and Kashmir: Report

The Ministry of Electronics and IT had issued an order on 27 November under Section 69A of the IT Act, 2000 directing Wikipedia to remove the link

Turkey restores access to Wikipedia after more than two years of ban
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Turkey restores access to Wikipedia after more than two years of ban

Backin April 2017, Wikipedia had entries that accused Turkey of having links to terrorist organisations.

Internet pioneers oppose the .org domain sale of control, say it would hurt millions of non-profits
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Internet pioneers oppose the .org domain sale of control, say it would hurt millions of non-profits

In a move to press the US-based ICANN to block the sale, prominent internet exec said they have created a nonprofit cooperative.

Wikimedia Foundation says India’s proposed intermediary liability rules limits free expression online
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Wikimedia Foundation says India’s proposed intermediary liability rules limits free expression online

The non-profit group said that the changes could seriously impact Wikipedia’s open editing model.

Turkish apex court rules the government violated freedoms by banning Wikipedia
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Turkish apex court rules the government violated freedoms by banning Wikipedia

Access to Wikipedia and all its language editions was blocked by the Turkish government.

Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales unveils Facebook, Twitter rival to combat 'clickbait'
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Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales unveils Facebook, Twitter rival to combat 'clickbait'

WikiTribune Social is an effort to fight against ‘clickbait’ and focus on sharing facts.

Artificial intelligence systems echoing biases from their training material, putting scientists on guard
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Artificial intelligence systems echoing biases from their training material, putting scientists on guard

Scientists are still learning how technology like BERT works. And they are often surprised by the mistakes their new AI is making.

Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger slams Facebook's Zuckerberg for exploiting user data
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Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger slams Facebook's Zuckerberg for exploiting user data

Larry Sanger says social media giants like Facebook are looking to make profits at the expense of user data.

Writer Aatish Taseer's Wiki page vandalised after he publishes story critical of Narendra Modi, BJP terms author 'Pakistani'
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Writer Aatish Taseer's Wiki page vandalised after he publishes story critical of Narendra Modi, BJP terms author 'Pakistani'

Aatish is a London-based author/ journalist who is the son of Indian journalist Tavleen Singh and Pakistani politician Salman Taseer, who was assassinated for his vocal criticism of Pakistan's notorious blasphemy law

Wikipedia goes down in several countries in protest against upcoming EU law
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Wikipedia goes down in several countries in protest against upcoming EU law

In Spain, Italy, and Poland, a protest statement about the upcoming vote came up on Wikipedia.

US border 'detention centres' added to Wikipedia's list of concentration camps, sets off debate
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US border 'detention centres' added to Wikipedia's list of concentration camps, sets off debate

As part of the 2018 Trump administration's family separation policy, nearly 2,000 minors were separated from their parents while trying to illegally cross the US-Mexico border and placed in detention centers.

Google blames Wikipedia for linking Californian Republican Party's ideology to Nazism
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Google blames Wikipedia for linking Californian Republican Party's ideology to Nazism

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.

Question-and-answer platform Quora is now available in Hindi, expected to roll out in other Indian languages soon
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Question-and-answer platform Quora is now available in Hindi, expected to roll out in other Indian languages soon

Quora launched a beta version in Hindi to a small group of people in April 2018 before making it available to all.

Wikipedia launches new 'page preview' feature to allow users to peek at information without having to click on hyperlinks
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Wikipedia launches new 'page preview' feature to allow users to peek at information without having to click on hyperlinks

In 2017, Wikipedia deployed this feature as a default experience to all language Wikipedias, except English and German.

YouTube to display 'information cues' from Wikipedia articles alongside videos in a bid to combat fake news
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YouTube to display 'information cues' from Wikipedia articles alongside videos in a bid to combat fake news

Though music and gaming videos are more popular on YouTube, it has made addressing the criticism around news and science videos a top priority this year.

Wikipedia's zero cost service for developing countries to be killed at the end of 2018
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Wikipedia's zero cost service for developing countries to be killed at the end of 2018

One of the reasons for the end of Wikipedia Zero is low awareness about the online encyclopedia in developing countries, such as those in Africa.

WhatsApp blocked in China by authorities after several hints over the past few months
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WhatsApp blocked in China by authorities after several hints over the past few months

The cryptographer said that disruptions in WhatsApp services had begun on 20 September and was 'comprehensively' blocked on Monday, 25 September.

Explore Wikipedia as a text based adventure thanks to a game created by an Indie developer
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Explore Wikipedia as a text based adventure thanks to a game created by an Indie developer

Users are presented with information pulled from Wikipedia, and then can feed their wanderlust or thirst for knowledge through simple text commands.

Presidential Election 2017: How Wikipedia reacted to Ram Nath Kovind being named NDA candidate
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Presidential Election 2017: How Wikipedia reacted to Ram Nath Kovind being named NDA candidate

Bihar governor Ram Nath Kovind was named NDA candidate for the Presidential Election. And Wikipedia sprang into action