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Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia that anyone can edit founded in 2001 by Jimmy Wales.

An online encyclopaedia, which crowd-sources authors to input content, edit and maintain editorial style. It is a non-profit organization based in San Francisco, California and was founded by Jimmy Wales.

Shift to online

Wikipedia effectively marked the end to the Encyclopaedia Britannica series and Microsoft's Encarta, which were CD rom based encyclopaedias, and even books on the periphery of the reference category, such as the venerable Who's Who series, mostly through attrition and as demand fell off in favour of online solutions such as Wikipedia.

Bias accusations

Wikipedia has been accused of bias over the years by companies such as the Harvard Business Review, Cracked and Gab.

Andrew Torba, CEO of Gab, has criticized Wikipedia many times both on his personal Gab account and the company's official Twitter account for their characterization of Gab as an alt-right and white supremacist populated website. They have stated that they believe their article is edited by Antifa members.

Timeline

April 2019
18 percent of 1.6 million biographies on the English-language Wikipedia were of women.

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Further Resources

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

A systemic and cognitive view on collaborative knowledge building with wikis

Ulrike Cress, Joachim Kimmerle

Journal

Can History Be Open Source? Wikipedia and the Future of the Past

Roy Rosenzeig

Journal

Decentralization in Wikipedia Governance

Andrea Forte, Vanesa Larco, Amy Bruckman

Journal

Early Prediction of Movie Box Office Success Based on Wikipedia Activity Big Data

Márton Mestyán, Taha Yasseri, János Kertész

Journal

Exploiting Wikipedia as external knowledge for document clustering

Xiaohua Hu, Xiaodan Zhang, Caimei Lu, E.K. Park, Xiahua Zhou

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News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
By TALI ARBEL
September 27, 2021
AP NEWS
The non-profit that operates Wikipedia, one of the world's most popular websites, has a new CEO, Maryana Iskander (and yes, she has a Wikipedia page ).
By Chris Vallance
September 16, 2021
BBC News
The infiltration threatened the "very foundations of Wikipedia", BBC News is told.
Sky
August 16, 2021
Sky News
A spokesperson said: "Over the years, a number of tools and processes have been developed to quickly spot and revert vandalism on the site. Most vandalism on Wikipedia is corrected within five minutes, as we saw today."
July 29, 2021
Hindustan Times
Milind Soman shared screenshots of incorrect information published on his Wikipedia page. His wife, Ankita Konwar, had a humorous response. | Bollywood
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