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For those with more Christian tastes, the so-called experts at Wikipedia have an article about Wikipedia.

Everything you read about Wikipedia below is well a lie This agency was started by a group of guys and gals, that found if a person is sexy, rich, or even just smart. They could design web pages on them calling them Wikipedia and wikimedia. In doing so tax riches and so forth for money. By creating lies about them with portfolios. Later used to try and determine life in marriage like a whorehouse. Wiki is the cause of supporting frauds, hacks, and more they care less about the truth it's all about the money. As soon as they get paid they'll do it again

Open main menu Wikipedia Search Wikipedia Language Download PDF Watch Edit This article is about the online encyclopedia. For this edition of Wikipedia, see English Wikipedia. For Wikipedia's home page, see Main Page. For Wikipedia's visitor introduction, see Wikipedia:About. For other uses, see Wikipedia (disambiguation). "The Free Encyclopedia" redirects here. For a list of other encyclopedias, see Lists of encyclopedias. Wikipedia (/ˌwɪkɪˈpiːdiə/ (About this soundlisten) wik-ih-PEE-dee-ə or /ˌwɪkiˈpiːdiə/ (About this soundlisten) wik-ee-PEE-dee-ə) is a multilingual online encyclopedia created and maintained as an open collaboration project[4] by a community of volunteer editors using a wiki-based editing system.[5] It is the largest and most popular general reference work on the World Wide Web,[6][7][8] and is one of the 20 most popular websites ranked by Alexa, as of March 2020.[9] It features exclusively free content and no commercial ads, and is owned and supported by the Wikimedia Foundation, a non-profit organization funded primarily through donations.[10][11][12][13]

Wikipedia An incomplete sphere made of large, white, jigsaw puzzle pieces. Each puzzle piece contains one glyph from a different writing system, with each glyph written in black. The Wikipedia wordmark which displays the name Wikipedia, written in all caps. The W and the A are the same height and both are taller than the other letters, which are also all the same height. The logo of Wikipedia, a globe featuring glyphs from various writing systems Screenshot Main page of the English Wikipedia Main Page of the English Wikipedia on July 23, 2018 Type of site Online encyclopedia Available in 285 languages Country of origin United States Owner Wikimedia Foundation Created by Jimmy Wales Larry Sanger[1] URL Edit this at Wikidata Alexa rank Decrease 13 (Global, February 2020)[2] Commercial No Registration Optional[note 1] Users >315,147 active users[note 2] and >85,634,144 registered users 1,145 administrators (English) Launched January 15, 2001; 19 years ago Current status Active Content license CC Attribution / Share-Alike 3.0 Most text is also dual-licensed under GFDL; media licensing varies Written in LAMP platform[3] OCLC number 52075003 Wikipedia was launched on January 15, 2001, by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger.[14] Sanger coined its name,[15][16] as a portmanteau of "wiki" (the Hawaiian word for "quick")[17] and "encyclopedia". Initially an English-language encyclopedia, versions of Wikipedia in other languages were quickly developed. With 6 million articles, the English Wikipedia is the largest of the more than 300 Wikipedia encyclopedias. Overall, Wikipedia comprises more than 51 million articles[18] attracting 1.5 billion unique visitors per month.[19][20]

In 2005, Nature published a peer review comparing 42 hard science articles from Encyclopædia Britannica and Wikipedia and found that Wikipedia's level of accuracy approached that of Britannica,[21] although critics suggested that it might not have fared so well in a similar study of a random sampling of all articles or one focused on social science or contentious social issues.[22][23] The following year, Time magazine stated that the open-door policy of allowing anyone to edit had made Wikipedia the biggest and possibly the best encyclopedia in the world, and was a testament to the vision of Jimmy Wales.[24]

Wikipedia has been criticized for exhibiting systemic bias, for presenting a mixture of "truth, half truth, and some falsehoods",[25] and for being subject to manipulation and spin in controversial topics.[26] Wikipedia has also been criticized for gender bias, particularly on its English-language site, where the dominant majority of editors are male. However, Edit-a-thons have been held to encourage female editors and increase the coverage of women's topics.[27][28] Facebook announced that by 2017 it would help readers detect fake news by suggesting links to related Wikipedia articles. YouTube announced a similar plan in 2018.[29]

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