Wikipedia didn’t know about YouTube’s plans to show its content next to conspiracy videos

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YouTube’s announcement that it plans to display content from Wikipedia next to conspiracy videos in the name of balance and providing the “right information” caught many people by surprise — none more so than Wikipedia itself. Wikimedia Foundation — the organization behind Wikipedia — has issued a statement saying that “we were not given advance notice of this announcement.” While the organization does not object to YouTube’s decision, it does seem a little strange that there has been no discussion between the two parties. See also: YouTube to counter conspiracy videos by displaying information from Wikipedia alongside Advertisers pull ads…

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