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The most surprisingly contentious subject? Toilet roll orientation | Arwa Mahdawi
Under or over is clearly utterly unimportant, yet the choice has inspired an extensive Wikipedia entry, viral videos and record-breaking outcries, writes Arwa Mahdawi

Arwa Mahdawi

14, Jul, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Wikipedia at 20: last gasp of an internet vision, or a beacon to a better future?
The naysayers said the user-written encyclopedia would never work. Now it boasts 55m articles and 1.7bn visitors a month

Alex Hern UK technology editor

15, Jan, 2021 @3:34 PM

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Wikipedia edits have massive impact on tourism, say economists
Adding a few paragraphs and photos can boost revenue by £100,000 for small cities

Alex Hern Technology editor

18, Sep, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Shock an aw: US teenager wrote huge slice of Scots Wikipedia
Nineteen-year-old says he is ‘devastated’ after being accused of cultural vandalism

Libby Brooks and Alex Hern

26, Aug, 2020 @4:05 PM

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Turkey's Wikipedia block violates human rights, high court rules
Two-year-old ban contravenes of freedom of expression, say justices

Bethan McKernan Turkey correspondent

26, Dec, 2019 @2:40 PM

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Making the edit: why we need more women in Wikipedia
Women make up 15-20% of the editors on Wikipedia. Katherine Maher, who heads up its parent organisation, discusses how she is creating a more gender-balanced community

Oliver Balch

28, Nov, 2019 @4:21 PM

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Spread the word: the Iraqis translating the internet into Arabic
Ameen al-Jaleeli and a team of student translators are working to empower people with knowledge

Olivia Cuthbert

08, Oct, 2019 @7:00 AM

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I was surprised to read about my marriage to Maria Walsh – I’ve never met her | Adrian Chiles
Admittedly, I am getting forgetful – but I don’t think the wife and child the Mail on Sunday reported on just slipped my mind, writes Adrian Chiles

Adrian Chiles

31, Jul, 2019 @3:30 PM

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Julian Assange to face US extradition hearing in UK next year
WikiLeaks founder, indicted on 18 counts in US, will have a five-day hearing in February

Haroon Siddique and agencies

14, Jun, 2019 @11:22 AM

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North Face criticised for replacing Wikipedia pics with branded shots
Brazilian landmarks’ entries were edited to push firm’s promotional photos higher in Google search results

Alex Hern

30, May, 2019 @11:16 AM

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The EU’s plan to rein in Facebook and Google will do exactly the opposite | Carlos Fernandes
The proposed shake-up to copyright law will only entrench the dominance of tech giants. There are other, better ways, says Carlos Fernandes

Carlos Fernandes

09, Mar, 2019 @10:00 AM

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Are women in science any better off than in Ada Lovelace’s day? | Jess Wade
On Ada Lovelace Day, we should rethink access to scientific fields, says researcher Jess Wade

Jess Wade

09, Oct, 2018 @5:13 PM

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