Wikipedia - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Wikipedia


Jose Calida given 'demonic' nickname on Wikipedia, but it doesn't stick

May 08, 2020 - 3:05 PM

Attempts to call Jose Calida 'Joe' and 'Demonyo' on Wikipedia do not pass muster against established Wikipedia editors

QC Mayor Joy Belmonte's Wikipedia page defaced with insults, sexist remarks

Mar 20, 2020 - 6:44 PM

The malicious edits refer to her allegedly tepid response to the coronavirus outbreak

WIKIPEDIA DEFACEMENT. Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte's Wikipedia page is plagued by numerous malicious edits. Photo from Joy Belmonte's Facebook page

Turkey top court rules Wikipedia ban breaches free speech

Dec 26, 2019 - 10:49 PM

Turkish officials say the measure was needed as Wikipedia had failed to remove content deemed false from its pages that linked Turkey with terror groups

Parts of Wikipedia offline after 'malicious' attack

Sep 07, 2019 - 6:11 PM

Wikimedia says the breach threatened 'everyone's fundamental rights to freely access and share information'

The North Face manipulated Wikipedia for free advertising

Jun 01, 2019 - 1:15 PM

The outdoor clothing company stirs controversy after it replaced photos of popular outdoor locations with their own on Wikipedia

Screenshot from North Face video

China blocks all language editions of Wikipedia

May 15, 2019 - 6:33 PM

Previously, most editions of Wikipedia – besides the Chinese language version, which was reportedly blocked in 2015 – were available, the Open Observatory of Network Interference says in a report.

Arroyo is now House Speaker in Wikipedia too

Jul 23, 2018 - 5:14 PM

The House Speaker page on Wikipedia is updated a few minutes after the news of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo replacing Pantaleon Alvarez broke

WIKIPEDIA PAGE. Former president and now Pampanga 2nd District Representative Gloria Macapagal Arroyo replaces Pantaleon Alvarez as House Speaker in Wikipedia in less than 30 minutes since the news broke. GMA Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

EU Parliament rejects copyright law in win for US tech giants

Jul 05, 2018 - 9:15 PM

The draft law is resisted by major US tech giants as well as advocates of internet freedom, with some campaigners warning it could even spell the end of viral 'memes' or jokes.

Wikipedia down in several countries in EU law protest

Jul 05, 2018 - 2:50 PM

In Spain, Italy and Poland, an explanatory protest statement about the upcoming vote comes up when the online encyclopedia is consulted

WIKIPEDIA. The Wikipedia logo is seen on a tablet screen on December 4, 2012 in Paris. File photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

Mocha Uson's Wikipedia page locked down after editing war

Apr 13, 2018 - 12:45 PM

Attempts were made to edit or delete a subsection which recorded instances when Mocha Uson spread false or misleading information

Free version of Wikipedia in developing countries to be discontinued

Feb 20, 2018 - 1:00 PM

Set up in 2012, Wikipedia Zero lets users in developing countries access Wikimedia content at no cost to the user, done through partnerships with mobile operators around the world

WIKIPEDIA ZERO. Wikipedia Zero was a free means of accessing Wikipedia. Screenshot from Wikimedia Commons

South Korean fined for calling Moon Jae-In North Korean on Wikipedia

Sep 01, 2017 - 7:48 PM

The 53 year old man surnamed Yang is fined 4 million won around 3 500 for the alteration as well as to a similar alteration on the page of Seongnam city mayor Lee Je Myung

Turkey court rejects Wikipedia appeal over blocking – state media

May 05, 2017 - 7:49 PM

Turkish officials say the ban is needed as Wikipedia had failed to remove content deemed to be false from its pages that linked Turkey with terror groups

China creating state-sponsored Wikipedia equivalent

May 02, 2017 - 9:55 PM

The Chinese Encyclopedia aims to have 300 000 entries of around 1 000 words each with contributions in over 100 disciplines

Turkey blocks Wikipedia access, bans TV dating shows

Apr 30, 2017 - 8:12 AM

The government also dismisses almost 4 000 public officials in the latest wave of the purge under the over 9 month state of emergency that has followed last July s failed coup

Wikipedia editors ban 'unreliable' Daily Mail as source

Feb 09, 2017 - 11:18 PM

The Daily Mail s reliability has been the subject of debate among Wikipedia editors since January 2015

WIKIPEDIA. The Wikipedia logo is seen on a tablet screen on December 4, 2012 in Paris. File photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

Wikipedia blocks 381 editor accounts for 'black hat' edits

Sep 02, 2015 - 7:04 PM

Wikimedia Foundation says most of the articles were generally promotional in nature and often included biased or skewed information unattributed material and potential copyright violations

A file photo dated August 5, 2005 showing logos of the internet encyclopedia 'Wikipedia' in several languages at the 'First International Wikimedia Conference' in Frankfurt, Germany. File Photo by Boris Roessler/EPA

UK politician accused of unauthorized Wikipedia edits

Apr 22, 2015 - 10:27 PM

Shapps denies any involvement in making the changes which removes unfavorable items from his biography

Smart-Wikipedia: Promoting further learning

Oct 23, 2014 - 8:40 PM

The discussion turns to how the Wikimedia Foundation and Smart are working together on a variety of projects to enhance learning and promote heritage sites

TALKING ABOUT WIKIMEDIA. Carolynne Schloeder of the Wikimedia Foundation speaks with the media and Smart representatives. Photo by Victor Barreiro Jr./ Rappler

Wikipedia blocks 'disruptive' edits from US Congress

Jul 25, 2014 - 11:56 PM

A 10 day ban imposed blocked any editing from an IP address at the US Capitol which is shared among a number of computers

Photo from EPA

Wikipedia enhances rules against paid edits

Jun 17, 2014 - 3:57 PM

Wikipedia now requires editors to disclose their employer client and affiliation with respect to any contribution for which they receive or expect to receive compensation

#PugadBaboy: Wikipedia update punchline 3

Aug 13, 2013 - 5:00 AM

Wikipedia entries and the most hated person in the social media

#PugadBaboy: Wikipedia update punchline 2

Aug 13, 2013 - 5:00 AM

Wikipedia entries and the pork barrel scam whistleblower

#PugadBaboy: Wikipedia update

Aug 13, 2013 - 5:00 AM

Wikipedia entries and apologists

Wikipedia gets mobile editing

Jul 26, 2013 - 1:41 PM

The Wikimedia Foundation introduces mobile editing for Wikipedia entries

WIKIPEDIA MOBILE. The Wikimedia Foundation will now let users edit Wikipedia on their phones or tablets. Screen shots from Wikimedia

Wikimedia Commons gets Android, iOS apps

Apr 30, 2013 - 1:14 PM

Users can now upload photos to Wikimedia Commons using this new app

THE COMMONS APP. Wikimedia Foundation releases its very own application to add new pictures to the Commons.

Wikimedia's Sue Gardner stepping down

Mar 28, 2013 - 3:37 PM

It s important not to let any organization be overly defined by any single person says Sue Gardner of the Wikimedia Foundation

STEPPING DOWN. Sue Gardner to leave Wikimedia Foundation after her successor is found. Photo by Lane Hartwell from Wikipedia

Life & Style wRap: Hitler's statue, Diana's photo, a dying lagoon

Jan 06, 2013 - 12:35 PM

Missed lifestyle stories this week? Here s a quick run down

VIVA BRASIL! All eyes are on Rio de Janeiro as they prepare to host the 2016 Olympics. Image from the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games Facebook page

Assange stays put in Ecuador embassy

Jun 29, 2012 - 11:07 PM

Julian Assange remains holed up in the Ecuadoran embassy in London despite being ordered to turn himself in to British police so he can be extradited to Sweden

Wikipedia founder speaks out over student's extradition

Jun 25, 2012 - 8:40 AM

Jimmy Wales launches a petition against the extradition to the United States of a British student who created a website allowing people to watch films and TV shows for free

Encyclopaedia Britannica ends print publications

Mar 14, 2012 - 11:45 AM

The end of the print set is something we ve foreseen for some time Jorge Cauz

GOODBYE, PRINT. Encyclopaedia Britannica ceases print edition after more than 2 centuries. Photo courtesy of Encyclopaedia Britannica's official website,

Wikipedia blackout to protest anti-piracy bill

Jan 18, 2012 - 9:47 AM

24 hour Wikipedia blackout to protest legislation that they say will stifle the Internet free speech

BLACKOUT. Wikipedia warns users about the impending 24-hour blackout of the website, in this screenshot taken Jan. 18, 2012.

Gay militants slam cyberattacks

Jan 05, 2012 - 10:20 AM

This homophobia must stop says ProGay

Corona latest victim of online vandals

Jan 04, 2012 - 3:57 PM

Vice President s website hacked Chief Justice s Wikipedia profile vandalized