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  • Wikipedia founder tackles fake news with Wikitribune

    Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is launching a project aimed at reshaping the news media - and tackling the scourge of misinformation - using the same collaborative principles as the revolutionary online encyclopedia...

    Wikitribune will rely on a broad online community of journalists and readers as fact checkers, a crowdsourcing model pioneered in the “wiki” system behind Wikipedia...

  • Turkey blocks Wikipedia without explanation

    Turkey has blocked online encyclopaedia Wikipedia, the telecommunications watchdog (BTK) said on Saturday, citing a law allowing it to ban access to websites deemed obscene or a threat to national security...

    The move is likely to further worry rights groups and Turkey's western allies, who say Ankara has sharply curtailed freedom of speech and other basic rights in the crackdown that followed last year's failed coup...

  • Turkey blocks access to Wikipedia over ‘terror’ claims

    ISTANBUL: Turkey on Saturday blocked all access inside the country to the online encyclopedia Wik­ipedia reportedly for articles claiming links between Ankara and terror groups, the latest restriction on a popular website to hit Turkish users...

    Turkey’s Information and Com­munication Tech­nologies Authority (BTK) said it had implemented the ban against Wikipedia...

  • Traffic to Wikipedia terrorism entries plunged after Snowden revelations, study finds

    SAN FRANCISCO: Internet traffic to Wikipedia pages summarising knowledge about terror groups and their tools plunged nearly 30 per cent after revelations of widespread web monitoring by the US National Security Agency (NSA), suggesting that concerns about government snooping are hurting the ordinary pursuit of information...

    A forthcoming paper in the Berkeley Technology Law Journal analyses the fall in traffic, arguing that it...

  • Wikipedia 'protects' Maryam Nawaz's page after vandalism attempts

    The protection level of the Wikipedia page of Maryam Nawaz Sharif, who was sentenced to seven-year imprisonment by an accountability court on Friday in the Avenfield properties reference, was changed to semi-protected on Saturday following repeated attempts to vandalise the page...

    The revision history of Maryam's page shows that users on Friday attempted to add words like criminal and 'chor' [thief] to her information and also tried...

  • Three Pakistan Army soldiers killed in Balochistan's Awaran

    Three Pakistan Army personnel were killed when an improvised explosive device (IED), targeting an army convoy, exploded in Balochistan’s Awaran district on Thursday, said a statement released by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR)...

    The killed were identified as Captain Taha, Sepoy Kamran Satti and Sepoy Mehtar Jan...

  • ‘Operation’ in Awaran criticised

    QUETTA: The Baloch National Front (BNF) and Baloch Human Rights Organisation (BHRO) have accused security forces of killing and injuring people during the ongoing operation in Awaran district...

    The BHRO supporters held a demonstration outside the press club on Friday...

  • Two rockets fired in Awaran

    QUETTA: Two rockets apparently aimed at a security checkpost in Malar area in Awaran landed near the post and exploded...

    Official sources said on Friday that the rockets fired by unidentified men overflew the checkpost and landed in a nearby field...

  • Punjab CM gives Rs132m for Awaran students

    QUETTA: Four years after the devastating earthquake in Awaran district, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif sent a cheque of Rs132 million to Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Zehri to help 550 graduates and interns from the district...

    During his visit to Awaran following the earthquake in 2013, the Punjab chief minister had pledged to help the government of Balochistan in upgrading the Awaran Hos­pi­tal, build a park and...

  • Two FC men killed in Awaran IED blast

    QUETTA/GWADAR: A fresh wave of violence swept through Balochistan’s insurgency-hit areas as two more security personnel were killed in an improvised explosive device blast in Awaran while bodies of as many kidnapped government employees were found in the neighbouring Kech district on Saturday...

    Official sources said that personnel of the Frontier Corps were checking the Jhaho area in Awaran district to clear it of landmines when an...

  • Six ‘militants’ killed in clash with security forces in Awaran

    QUETTA: Six suspected militants were killed in an exchange of fire with security forces in Awaran district of Balochistan on Friday, a security personnel also lost his life in the clash...

    A security official told DawnNews that security forces conducted a raid in Mashkat area of Awaran district to apprehend the suspects, which led to the exchange of fire...

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