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Wikimedia, the company behind Wikipedia, published its first annual transparency report this morning.

The report reveals 304 general takedown requests, zero of which were granted; 58 DMCA takedown requests, 41 percent of which were approved; 56 private user data requests from governments and corporations, 14 percent of which were granted; and 57 links removed by Google due to the European Union’s “right to be forgotten” ruling.

According to Wikimedia, some of the requests it received “are legitimate.” Some, however, “are not.” The company has clearly opted to set this distinction on its own, internally. Wikimedia’s report reveals a deep look into the sort ...


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