Wikimedia

YouTube

Can Wikipedia Solve YouTube's Conspiracy Theory Problem?

The Wikimedia Foundation wasn’t given warning before Susan Wojcicki announced at SXSW that YouTube is planning to use its content to debunk fake news.
Samantha Cole
3.14.18
Very Fake News

Jimmy Wales' Next Act Is to Fight the Scourge of Fake News

The man behind Wikipedia wants to help fix the news business, if not society itself, from the corrosive effects of fake news. Will his plan work?
Meaghan Beatley
4.25.17
equality

Wikimedia Is Moving Toward Using Gender-Neutral Pronouns

"This is worth a little 'discomfort' in order to feel more welcoming for women, trans and genderqueer future contributors."
Samantha Cole
4.5.17
News

Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Resigns Amid a Community Revolt

Lila Tretikov is out amid concerns the organization wasn't being transparent about its search engine plans.
Jason Koebler
2.25.16
News

Wikimedia: We’re Really Really Not Building a Search Engine

The nonprofit that runs Wikipedia says the idea it was competing a Google competitor has been a big misunderstanding.
Jason Koebler
2.16.16
News

In Monkey Selfie Lawsuit, Lawyer in Chippendales Suit Is the Reasonable One

"Monkey see, monkey sue is not good law – at least not in the Ninth Circuit."
Sarah Jeong
11.11.15
Photography

PETA Sues Photographer on Behalf of Selfie-Taking Monkey

You know the one.
Sarah Jeong
9.22.15
Wikipedia

Wikipedia Is Suing the NSA to Preserve Its Users' Anonymity

The nonprofit that runs Wikipedia and the ACLU say NSA spying threatens anonymity online.
Jason Koebler
3.10.15
Motherboard Blog

Wikipedia Is Building a Repository of Famous Voices

Stephen Fry was among the first to record his own intro for the free encyclopedia.
Victoria Turk
1.28.14