WHO, Wikipedia Announce Collaboration To Allow Free Use Of Health Agency’s Published Information
New York Times: Wikipedia and WHO Join to Combat Covid Misinformation
“As part of efforts to stop the spread of false information about the coronavirus pandemic, Wikipedia and the World Health Organization announced a collaboration on Thursday: The health agency will grant the online encyclopedia free use of its published information, graphics, and videos. The collaboration is the first between Wikipedia and a health agency. … The agreement puts much of the WHO’s material into the Wikimedia ‘commons,’ meaning it can be reproduced or retranslated anywhere, without the need to seek permission — as long as the material is identified as coming from the WHO and a link to the original is included…” (McNeil, 10/22).
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