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  1. Wikimedia Research Newsletter, February 2017

    Wikipedia bots fight – or do they?; personality and attitudes to Wikipedia; large expert review experiment
    With contributions by: Aaron Halfaker, Piotr Konieczny and Tilman Bayer... Read more

  2. Victory at the Fourth Circuit: Court of Appeals allows Wikimedia Foundation v. NSA to proceed

    The decision marks an important victory for the privacy and free expression rights of Wikimedia users.... Read more

  3. Copyright for Australia that makes sense. That’s fair.

    Volunteer Wikipedians in Australia are highlighting the need for the introduction of fair use in Australia. You can visit FairCopyrightOz to learn about how Wikipedia does, and Australia could, benefit from it.... Read more

  4. Results from the 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees elections

    More than 5,000 community members helped select the three individuals who will begin their three-year terms in August.... Read more

  5. What impact can Wikimedia have in the world by 2030?

    Where is the Wikimedia movement going? What do we want to achieve together? What impact could we have in the world? To answer those questions, the Wikimedia movement launched Wikimedia 2030: a global discussion to define Wikimedia’s future role in the world.... Read more

  6. Building collaboration into annual planning: An experimental new approach

    Our annual planning was a little different this year.... Read more

  7. Wikimedia Foundation welcomes Eileen Hershenov as General Counsel

    Eileen Hershenov is an experienced general counsel with nearly three decades of leadership in media, intellectual property, civil liberties, and not-for-profit law.... Read more

  8. You can now add automatically generated citations to millions of books on Wikipedia

    Wikipedia editors can now draw on WorldCat, the world’s largest database of books, to generate citations on Wikipedia thanks to a collaboration between OCLC (Online Computer Library Center) and the Wikimedia Foundation’s Wikipedia Library program.... Read more

  9. Powerful new search tools help edit patrollers find their targets

    Fact one: Human editors made about 15 million edits to the wikis in March—almost a half million edits a day. If each of those edits took just 10 seconds to review, then checking one day’s changes would require 1,344 hours, or 168 eight-hour workdays.
    Fact two: New editors to the wikis are more likely than others to withdraw from wiki work when their contributions are reverted during edit rev... Read more

  10. Wikimedia Foundation urges Turkish authorities to restore access to Wikipedia

    On Saturday, April 29, Wikipedia was blocked in Turkey. If it remains, this block will result in millions of people in Turkey losing access to free knowledge about their country and the world around them. We believe knowledge is a fundamental human right and urge the Turkish government to remove this block.... Read more