Isn't it statistically inevitable that some offensively vandalized version of some WP article will happen to be the version that Google caches? I suppose they don't refresh the cache very often. Weekly? I know Google doesn't make it easy to complain effectively about such blunders.
On Sun, Oct 6, 2019 at 10:20 AM Fæ <fae...@gmail.com> wrote: > Can someone explain how a vandalized version of the Wikipedia article > about Henry Kissinger that was only visible for a rather short time > several days ago, is still being promoted in Google searches > today? > > The "zombie sex" vandalism was only visible for a few minutes, quickly > fixed by admin El C and the page indefinitely protected. Yet it is > this four day old version that Google searches were using in > preference to either the current version or older versions with more > long term public visibility. In the age of real smart Google AI and > active mirrors of Wikipedia, how is this still our reality? It does > not give me confidence that politically vandalized articles > potentially for the benefit of state sponsored agents are not also > being promoted in searches for several days, regardless of how > fleetingly they are visible on Wikipedia and speedily corrected by > volunteers. > > It would be good to have a simple explanation of any improvements to > how this works, and our Wikimedia projects pragmatic relationship with > Google and other search engines. > > Thanks! > > Links > 1. > https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Henry_Kissinger&action=history > 2. https://twitter.com/Faewik/status/1180847863854706689/photo/1 > > Fae > -- > fae...@gmail.com https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Fae > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l > New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> -- Dennis C. During _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>