FROM Aniket Kittur
Wikipedia Opens Semi-Protected Articles to Editors In eight years, Wikipedia has become the world's fifth most popular website, with the goal of providing free access to "the sum of all human knowledge." It relies on millions of online volunteers to write, edit and police entries for accuracy. But lately, more volunteers are quitting than signing on. Today, it announced it's making it easier to edit some of its most controversial articles. Assistant Professor Aniket Kittur studies Wikipedia and other large online projects at Carnegie Mellon University.
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?
Trump's 'America First' goes missing abroad In the Middle East, President Trump is changing some policies of the Obama Administration—and reversing his own campaign attacks on Islam as a religion that "hates us." We hear about his visit to Saudi Arabia and what's at stake for the rest of his foreign excursion.