We talked to the Wikipedian who has been following live updates on the Battle of Mosul and wanted to help document the news through Wikipedia.... Read more

  1. Wikimedia Research Newsletter, September 2016

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    Wikipedia Dispute Index a mixed bag; how motivations differ among contributor roles
    With contributions by: Piotr Konieczny, Morten Warncke-Wang and Tilman Bayer... Read more

  2. Wikimedia Foundation files petition against decision to extend the ‘right to be forgotten’ globally

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    The Wikimedia Foundation has filed a petition with the French Supreme Court in support of access to knowledge.... Read more

  3. Community digest: Indian flora windfall for Commons, news in brief

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    Thousands of new images are now available on Wikimedia Commons thanks to recent work from numerous Indian field biologists; Wikimedia Sweden wins social media prize; and more.... Read more

  4. Arctic temperatures are no match for this retiree and his camera

    Photo courtesy of Andreas Weith.

    “I am no doubt infected by the arctic virus,” Andreas Weith says. “I just can’t resist using every chance to go north … the only region of this earth where man’s influence is not really obvious and where nature still rules over everything else.”... Read more

  5. Wikimedia Foundation v. NSA update: appeal hearing scheduled

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    The next hearing in our case against the United States National Security Agency and others over the U.S. government’s Upstream surveillance practices will take place on December 8, 2016, at the US Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia.... Read more

  6. Wikimedia Foundation supports anonymous online speech in letter to California Supreme Court

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    The Wikimedia Foundation has filed a letter supporting anonymous online speech, asking the California Supreme Court to review a case about unmasking online commenters.... Read more

  7. Wikimedia Foundation advises Canadian Supreme Court to support freedom of expression worldwide in intervention filing for Google v. Equustek

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    The Wikimedia Foundation has filed an intervention brief advising the Canadian Supreme Court of the importance of considering free expression and access to information before issuing court orders with worldwide impact.... Read more

  8. Wikipedia’s hurricane hunters

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    A small group of Wikipedians provides a large amount of the information about tropical cyclones people read on the internet. We went to them to learn about their motivations and the secret recipe behind their work... Read more

  9. Wikipedia on rational ignorance and Brazilian elections

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    There is evidence (what is referred to in political science as “rational ignorance”) to support the claim that voters do not usually remember much about previous elections. Wikipedia can provide information on elections that is easy-to-read and of good quality.... Read more