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[liberationtech] Article Specific Censorship of Wikipedia Across Countries

Collin Anderson collin at averysmallbird.com
Wed Nov 13 11:10:35 PST 2013


Libtech,

Last month Xia Chu (@summer.agony) shared an evaluation and dataset on the
Great Firewall of China on the list [1], which really warrants attention
for its thoroughness. It far exceeds the work that I released this week on
Iran, called "{{Citation Filtered}}" [2], (which has been in production for
a few months -- scooped!). However, both demonstrate the opportunity to
aggregate data on censorship through Wikipedia, and Citation Filtered's
data collection was based on a custom OONI plugin that can be extended
elsewhere [3]. China and Iran are clearly not the only countries that
censor Wikipedia, so I wanted to send a note to everyone here to request
suggestions for other countries or invite partnerships on extending this
sort of research.

Cordially,
Collin

[1]
http://www.mail-archive.com/liberationtech@lists.stanford.edu/msg07653.html
[2] http://citationfiltered.org/
[3] https://ooni.torproject.org/
-- 
*Collin David Anderson*
averysmallbird.com | @cda | Washington, D.C.
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