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1 In 3 Wikimedia Takedown Requests Comes From US

  • The Drum, Wednesday, August 6, 2014 2:24 PM

Wikimedia, the group responsible for overseeing encyclopaedia site Wikipedia, today announced it has rejected all 304 non-copyright content removal requests, with the US responsible for a third, in a first-of-its-kind transparency report. Non-profit Wikimedia’s report, which spans the last two years, said most of the requests came from a mix of governments, organisations and individuals. These requests were for content removal or Wikipedia user data.

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