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For years, an American has been writing articles in a stereotypical Scottish accent on the official Scots Wikipedia, and some people online are not happy

An American has been writing and editing thousands of articles on the official Wikipedia page for the Scots language, according to Motherboard. AmaryllisGardener, an administrator of Scots Wikipedia, has been misspelling English words on the site to imitate a stereotypical Scottish accent since 2013. The incident has angered some people […]
For years, an American has been writing articles in a stereotypical Scottish accent on the official Scots Wikipedia, and some people online are not happy
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Twitter is testing a system that lets users label false or misleading tweets by politicians, taking a cue from sites like Wikipedia and Reddit.

Twitter is testing a new feature that would show warnings below tweets from politicians and public figures that have been flagged as misleading by users, according to NBC News. Large, brightly coloured labels would appear below tweets reported as “harmfully misleading,” according to NBC. One version being considered would also […]
Twitter is testing a system that lets users label false or misleading tweets by politicians, taking a cue from sites like Wikipedia and Reddit.
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Putin proposed replacing Wikipedia in Russia with a ‘Big Russian Encyclopaedia’ days after passing a law to let him cut off the entire country from the web

Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed to replace Wikipedia with a “Big Russian” version of the online encyclopaedia which he said will house “reliable information,” according to Deutsche Welle (DW). The proposal was made at the Russian Language Council meeting in the Kremlin on Tuesday. A project set in motion to […]
Putin proposed replacing Wikipedia in Russia with a ‘Big Russian Encyclopaedia’ days after passing a law to let him cut off the entire country from the web
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez didn’t have a Wikipedia page on Monday. On Tuesday, she shook up the Democratic party by winning the New York primary election

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old member of the Democratic Socialists of America, just won the Democratic primary for the New York congressional race. She defeated the incumbent Democrat, Joseph Crowley, in what’s being described as a huge upset and shake-up for the Democratic party. What’s also surprising is that she didn’t […]
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez didn’t have a Wikipedia page on Monday. On Tuesday, she shook up the Democratic party by winning the New York primary election
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