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Wikipedia wants you to join the good side of the internet

The collaborative online encyclopedia, which has become a reliable source amid a flood of misinformation, turns 20 today

YouTube steers viewers to climate denial videos: nonprofit

YouTube has driven millions of viewers to climate denial videos, a US activist group said on Thursday as it called for stopping "free promotion...

Feminist porn answers a need

Women viewers are increasing and that could help to usher in the sex revolution we are hankering after

Wiki foundation wants to ‘decolonise the internet’

Wikipedia contributors are few in Africa

Get into the mania, Wiki wants your contributions

The 14th annual Wikimania conference brought together more than 500 people to discuss the future of Wikipedia and free knowledge globally

Cellphone providers give learners free Wikipedia

A group of grade 12 pupils asked all South Africa's cellphone providers for free Wikipedia on their phones, and they got it.

Wikipedia hopes for billion users with mobile

Wikipedia is aiming to use mobile phones to reach a billion people by 2015, a senior executive has said, doubling the present number.

Wikipedia’s ‘Goan War’ unmasked as hoax

A seemingly meticulous entry about a 17th century conflict between colonial Portugal and India's Maratha empire has been outed as a hoax.

WTF: The internet’s secretive hangouts

Niren Tolsi goes deep into the web to find the underground world that lives on the Hidden Wiki.

Calls for Wikipedia to keep up with the times

The public knowledge website is more than a decade old and remains among the top 10 Internet sites in the world, but some say it is becoming dowdy.

A mouthful of Sopa

The protest against Sopa and Pipa has shown that governments of all stripes need to fear the internet, writes <b>Alistair Fairweather</b>.

Wikipedia stages blackout to fight anti-piracy Bill

As US websites black out their content to fight SOPA, local analysts say the US anti-piracy Bill could seriously affect South African consumers too.

Wikipedia editors may approve changes

Wikipedia faces a revolt among thousands of its contributors over proposals to change the way the online encyclopaedia is run.

Wikipedia censorship highlights a lingering sting in the tail

"Scorpions", says Wikipedia, "are eight-legged venomous arachnids. They have a long body with an extended tail with a sting.

Heard about John McCain’s special ability?

United States Republican presidential candidate John McCain on Friday fell victim to cheeky editing of his profile on Wikipedia.

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