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Tuesday 28 November 2023 Dublin: 5°C

# Wikipedia

This year
Russian court fines Apple and Wikipedia host for spreading 'false information'
Since sending troops into Ukraine in February 2022, Russia has enacted an array of measures to punish any criticism or questioning of the military campaign.
Pakistan PM Shahbaz Sharif orders lifting of country’s ban on Wikipedia
The country’s media regulator had blocked the website last week over fears it hurt the sentiments of Muslims.
All time
These are the most visited pages on Wikipedia in 2018
Royals, football and films. Some things don’t change.
These were the top 50 most visited pages on Wikipedia in 2017
An Irish Wikipedian was among those who compiled a detailed list.
Wikipedia's community is 85% male, and founder Jimmy Wales isn't sure how to fix it
The Wikipedia team has tried to bring that ratio down since 2014 – but to no avail.
Wikipedia got a huge bump in donations after Donald Trump's election win sat down with Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales, who was in Dublin this week for Internet Day.
11 super creepy Wikipedia pages that will keep you up tonight
Night night now.
All the photos on the Wikipedia page for 'Irish cuisine' are beyond grim
We, as a nation, can do better.
Man executed in Texas despite last-ditch claims lawyer defended him using Wikipedia for research
A last minute appeal claimed that TaiChin Preyor’s trial lawyer had insufficient familiarity with Texan law in order to defend him adequately.
Turkey has blocked access to Wikipedia
No reason was given for the order to block the online encyclopedia, but the politically unstable state has temporarily blocked access to Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube in the past.
Burger King advert tricked into telling customers the food contains 'cyanide' and 'rat meat'
The interactive ad voice-activates the google search on a phone but pranksters edited the Whopper’s wikipedia entry.
Wikipedia bans Daily Mail links as references
A spokesperson for the Daily Mail said it had “banned all its journalists from using Wikipedia as a sole source in 2014 because of its unreliability”.
13 weird and wonderful things on Wikipedia
A neverending treasure trove.
There was a hilarious caption war on this Wikipedia photo of an 'indifferent penguin'
“We cannot reliably verify the mind of the penguin as indifferent.”
13 of the greatest edits in the history of Irish Wikipedia
Gags, real stories… Irish Wiki has it all.
Someone has made a cheeky Irish edit to the Wikipedia page for fanny packs
Irish people call them WHAT?
12 celebrities with absolutely preposterous 'personal life' Wikipedia sections
The *best* part of a celebrity’s Wikipedia.
11 reasons to be thankful that Wikipedia exists
It’s the website’s fifteenth birthday today.
You might not think it but Wikipedia is 15 years old now
The online encyclopedia first arrived in 2001 and is now one of the visited sites in the world.
Wikipedia's newest editors aren't even human
The new AI system will spot errors to help reduce the workload for its human editors.
Check out these stunning images of Ireland's monuments
These 10 images won the Wiki Loves Monuments competition.
You can create a special ebook based on your favourite Wikipedia articles
Should you have a long journey ahead and need to pass the time.
Remember Ja Rule? He got into a cringey beef with Wikipedia over his height last night
“I’m 5’9 not 5’6.”
The world's biggest photo competition is returning to Ireland
And it wants your images.
9 of the best excerpts from Irish celebrities' Wikipedia pages
A lot of gems in here.
Wikipedia's longest-lived hoax has finally been outed
You just can’t believe anyone these days.
NFL player denies Wikipedia's claims he's dead
Emmanuel Sanders is alive and getting kicked.
Nadia Forde's brand new Wikipedia page has already been tampered with
She’s a snake charmer, you say?
13 creepy Wikipedia pages that'll keep you awake tonight
It takes all sorts to make a world. All sorts.
Google has removed links to this criminal's Wikipedia page
Google removed links to the page of Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch.
Photographer loses battle with Wikipedia over this amazing monkey selfie
It was “the work of a non-human animal”, apparently…
Insults on Hillsborough Wikipedia page 'traced to British government computers'
Anonymous alterations were made from computers on a secure intranet, the Liverpool Echo reported.
15 heroic acts of Wikipedia vandalism
Distorting reality, one edit at a time.
This Cork village has the best Wikipedia entry in Ireland
Yes, Ballindangan is a pretty special place.
Jesus Christ named the number one "historical meme"
Justin Bieber is all the way down at number 8,633. Thank GOD.
Wikipedia 'edit-a-thon' tries to increase representation of women there
Many high-profile women from the science, tech, engineering and maths fields have little or no profile on the contributor-generated online encyclopaedia.
There's something not quite right about this Irish football team Wikipedia entry
Is this an attempt to psych out the Swedes tonight?
Is this the best opening paragraph of an Irishman's* Wikipedia entry, ever?
*Ok, Adrian Carton de Wiart is not exactly Irish, but he’s got our blood in him. And he sounds like quite a guy.
The top 5 creepiest articles on Wikipedia
Penis panic anyone?
Céard? 17 words from modern Ireland, in Irish
Have you ever sent a ‘tvuít’ about the ‘tarrtháil’?