An overview of the COVID-19-related content of Wikimedia projects
From Ewan McAndrew on August 16th, 2021
The Wikimedia content related to COVID-19 has been read over 80 million times and and edited by thousands of volunteer editors. This talk is about the growth and development of COVID-19 related content on Wikimedia, particularly Wikipedia and Wikidata. How could Wikimedia volunteers react to the COVID-19 crisis swiftly and create such a large body of mostly credible information? What are some of the initiatives surrounding content related to COVID-19? What challenges did the volunteers face during the process of content creation related to COVID-19 and how can these challenges be addressed in the future? This talk will address these questions and present a general overview of the COVID-19 related content on Wikimedia projects.