A new AI program claims it can fix Wikipedia’s gender bias by identifying – and writing articles about – deserving female scientists. But does data contain its own bias?
Omer Benjakob is a news editor at Haaretz. He was born in New York and raised in Tel Aviv. He holds a B.A. in political science and philosophy and is pursuing an M.A. in philosophy of science. Follow him on Twitter: @omerbenj
‘List of concentration and internment camps’ is updated to include contentious U.S. centers that are warehousing children, leading to heated debate – and revisions
This Hitler-loving Proud Pedophile Was Too Much of a Troll for Wikipedia, but Not for a Congressional Run
Virginia pedophile and ex-con Nathan Larson supports the incel movement, loves Hitler – and also wrote the article on online pedophile activism... literally. Now he's running for public office
The mysterious ‘Philip Cross’ has raised the ire of Kremlin-backed media and far leftists, who accuse him of targeting their Wikipedia pages – even going as far as to offer a reward to anyone who can reveal his identity
The Erdogan government claimed it was ‘national security’ concerns that saw it block access to Wikipedia, but Haaretz finds there were three subjects Ankara deemed problematic – for political and sometimes personal reasons
Social network recently started using Wikipedia to help fight fake news, but the move now poses a major threat to the site and its trove of free information
After revealing election-time operations by Russian-linked accounts, Facebook enlists Wikipedia to kill what it dubs as junk news – but is the crowdsourced encyclopedia enough?
An investigation by a tech magazine reveals how gun enthusiasts fight for their right to bear arms through Wikipedia. Even Dirty Harry gets pulled into the fray
Making a 'kosher' version of Wikipedia may not seem progressive to you, but for the predominantly fundamentalist Haredi community, it is
When the contentious legal status of Israeli settlements fails to pass Wikipedia’s vetting process
David Ben-Gurion, Theodor Herzl and Donald Trump? Wikipedia’s list of Zionists isn't sure the president has earned the title just yet
While the likes of Game of Thrones and The Crown were among the most viewed Wiki pages last year, the real intrigue lay in the articles that caused the most dispute – including Donald Trumps hair, Pizzagate and, er, Canada
Sex, Lies and Wikipedia: Pro-Palestinian Editors Accused of Protecting Linda Sarsour Over Harassment Claims
Allegations that the American-Palestinian activist enabled sexual assault have repeatedly been deleted from her Wikipedia page, raising claims that some editors are inserting the Israel-Palestine issue into an unrelated matter
By focusing on the practical issue of how to accurately report facts confirmed by others, Wikipedia has gone from being a controversial internet phenomenon to a legitimate source of everyday knowledge
Dramatic change in U.S. policy finds its way onto Wikipedia, where Jerusalem is Israel’s capital in English and Hebrew, but the Palestinians' capital in Arabic
Attempts by proponents of ‘intelligent design’ to save German paleontologist Günter Bechly’s entry backfires, highlighting how Wikipedia struggles to keep scientific content clean of politics
After revealing election-time operations by Russian-linked accounts, Facebook enlists Wikipedia to kill what it dubs as ‘junk news’ - but is the crowdsourced encyclopedia enough?
You may not trust everything you read on Wikipedia itself, but its edit history and back pages are surprisingly accurate at capturing the national sentiment
One line in the article on American Jews escalates into a debate about the very nature of race in the United States
Why didn't Israel's 'crown prince' have a Hebrew Wikipedia page until this week? And how are Wikipedians reacting to the latest 'Game of Thrones' revelations?