Online collaborative encyclopedia Wikipedia was founded 15 years ago. Since then, the crowd-sourced site has become the most popular and trusted free reference work on the planet. But there is no lack of criticism.
Turkey's telecommunications authority has said that access to Wikipedia is being barred due to entries alleging the country supports terrorism. It was not clear which specific posts had run afoul of Turkish rules.
Turkish authorities have blocked access to the popular online encyclopedia Wikipedia. No official reason was given, but local media said the move was related to associating Turkey with terrorism.
Istanbul authorities have withdrawn an invitation sent to Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales to attend a major conference in the city. The reversal comes after Turkey blocked the website, citing objections to its content.
Wikipedia offers unrestricted knowledge, is open to all - but the free online encyclopedia still has weak spots, even 15 years after its creation. German communication expert Rudolf Stöber explains why.
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