WMF versus Turkey

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Renée Bagslint
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WMF versus Turkey

Post by Renée Bagslint » Thu May 03, 2018 9:29 pm

The Foundation reminds Turkey of what they're missing. My comment:
What exactly was the content that the Turkish government objected to? Has that situation changed at all in the past year?
Will it be published, I wonder?

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Re: WMF versus Turkey

Post by Renée Bagslint » Tue May 29, 2018 5:13 pm

The Foundation has written to the Turkish Minister of Transport, Maritime, and Communications Ahmet Arslan, saying
Second, it is important to note that, unlike other top internet platforms, the Wikimedia Foundation does not own or control the content of the sites it hosts, including Wikipedia. With respect to the editing process, the Foundation cannot remove or alter content.
Unfortunately these statements are false. I have commented
"With respect to the editing process, the Foundation cannot remove or alter content". This statement is incorrect. Foundation staff have the ability to remove or alter content and have done so in the past, as "office actions".
I wonder whether there will be a response?

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Auggie
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Re: WMF versus Turkey

Post by Auggie » Wed May 30, 2018 2:20 am

hmm the Turks seem to be pretty good at controlling Wikipedia.

At any rate Sick man of Europe is not a redirect to the Ottoman Empire.

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Re: WMF versus Turkey

Post by Renée Bagslint » Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:54 am

Official Wikimedia tweet
WMF wrote:When we learn about an error on Wikipedia, we’re grateful: it gives us an opportunity to correct the record.
Why did they write the exact opposite?

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