Posts tagged as: Wikipedia

Facebook Adding More Tools To Aid People In Know More About News Sources

Facebook said it is broadening the availability of a feature that provides users with more background information about publishers and articles to everyone in the U.S. The idea is to help people understand the context of the publisher of articles so they can assess how trustworthy the news source is. Moving forward, Facebook will provide links […]

YouTube Will Joining Forces With Wikipedia to Address Conspiracy Theories

YouTube will introduce a new tool to combat online conspiracy theories in the coming weeks, the latest effort from Google’s video site to halt the spread of misinformation. Videos propagating conspiracy theories about events-  such as the 9/11, moon landing, Kennedy assassination –  will now be accompanied by text from Wikipedia providing facts that counter the theory, […]

Wikipedia Blocks ‘Disruptive’ Edits from US House of Representatives

The 10-day block comes after anonymous changes were made to Wikipedia entries on politicians and businesses, as well as events like the Kennedy assassination. The biography of former US defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld was edited to say that he was an “alien lizard”. One staffer said they were being banned for the “actions of two […]

New Terms of Use Requires Wikipedia Editors to Disclose if They Are Being Paid for Posts

Wikipedia is attempting to improve the transparency and overall accuracy of the online encyclopedia, by taking a stance against companies paying for edits. A change to the Terms of Use now requires for any contributors on the site to disclose if any company or organization compensates them for editing existing or creating new posts, as […]

US Senate Has Tech Issues Due to SOPA Protest

The US Senate contact site is facing technical difficulties, likely due to the large incoming amount of e-mails regarding the controversial SOPA bill. Many sites, including Google and Wikipedia, posted some form of protest against SOPA on Wednesday in order to raise public awareness regarding the issue and urge them to do something about it. […]

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