COVID-19, presidential election top Wikipedia’s most-read articles in 2020

December 25, 2020 Off By admin

Wikipedia depends on tens of 1000’s of volunteer editors 

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Wikipedia’s 2020 appeared lots like everybody else’s 2020: stuffed with coronavirus and politics. 

The COVID-19 pandemic and the US presidential election dominated the web encyclopedia’s yr, with seven articles associated to the 2 broad matters touchdown in its Top 10 for most-viewed articles of the previous 12 months. Those seven articles generated a mixed 297 million web page views, in response to preliminary knowledge supplied by the location. The Top 10 generated a mixed 396 million web page views.

The site visitors to Wikipedia articles underscores the location’s authority as an info supply, an sudden flip given early misgivings about an encyclopedia that anybody may edit. Now, Google makes use of snippets from the location straight in its search outcomes, and YouTube hyperlinks to it from data blurbs that seem beneath false or deceptive movies. 

Wikipedia, which owned by the non-profit owned by Wikimedia Foundation, has put power and energy into burnishing its status. The group shaped a disinformation job power for Election Day with dozens of individuals from the inspiration’s safety, product, authorized and communications groups guiding unpaid volunteers who edit it.

More than 56,000 volunteer editors protected Wikipedia’s roughly 2,000 election-related pages utilizing real-time feeds to watch adjustments to the fabric. Similarly, Wikipedia has virtually 7,000 pages with materials about COVID-19 which have generated virtually 580 million mixed web page views.

Three articles on the coronavirus — COVID-19 pandemic, coronavirus and COVID-19 pandemic by nation and territory — netted almost 145 million web page views mixed. The articles had been Nos. 1, 6 and eight, respectively. 

More articles on the election made the Top 10, although they had been extra various in phrases of subject. Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Joe Biden and the 2020 United States presidential election racked up 152 million mixed views. They ranked Nos. 2, 4, 5 and 9, respectively.

Articles on late NBA star Kobe Bryant and Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II additionally made the checklist, as did an annual article on the yr’s notable deaths.

Here are the Top 10:

COVID-19 pandemic


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Rank: 1
Views: 83,040,504

Donald Trump


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Rank: 2
Views: 55,472,791

Deaths in 2020


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Rank: 3
Views: 42,262,147

Kamala Harris


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Rank: 4
Views: 38,319,706

Joe Biden


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Rank: 5
Views: 34,281,120



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Rank: 6
Views: 32,957,565

Kobe Bryant


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Rank: 7
Views: 32,863,656

COVID-19 pandemic by nation and territory


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Rank: 8
Views: 28,575,982

2020 United States presidential election


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Rank: 9
Views: 24,313,110

Queen Elizabeth II


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Rank: 10
Views: 24,147,675

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