WMF volunteers versus bots

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Renée Bagslint
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WMF volunteers versus bots

Post by Renée Bagslint » Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:10 pm

The WMF doesn't like EU regulations that would force content providers, such as the Foundation, to check contributions algorithmically for copyright violations. They argue that
WMF wrote:volunteer contributors monitor new contributions for compliance with the community’s rules as well as copyright and other laws, and collaboratively resolve disputes over content. This system is effective and issues with content on the Wikimedia projects are rarely elevated to the Wikimedia Foundation
. This is not true, as the Richard Arthur Norton case shows. At the current rate of progress, the six thousand articles in question will have been checked around 2030. This is not "effective". It is simply impossible for a project run entirely by volunteers to mandate the sort of effort required to satisfy the new EU legal requirements.

I left a comment to this effect on their blog. I wonder if they will dare to publish it.

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