Wikipedia and WHO Collaborate to Help Prevent Misinformation Surrounding COVID-19

Wikipedia and the World Health Organization (WHO) are joining forces to fight COVID-19 misinformation by expanding access to the latest and most reliable information about the coronavirus pandemic, the organizations announced Thursday. 

The collaboration will give Wikipedia free use of WHO’s published information, graphics and videos for the online encyclopedia’s coronavirus content. The agreement puts WHO’s material into the Wikimedia Commons, a digital library of free images and other multimedia. 

The partners said by allowing WHO’s resources to be freely used, Wikipedia’s 250,000 volunteer editors can build on and expand the site’s COVID-19 coverage, which currently offers more than 5,200 coronavirus-related articles in 175 languages. 

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