I've had a few successes in the past with getting Google to remove vandalised versions of pages from their cache/main search results using https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/removals?pli=1 - in this case it appears in the knowledge panel but not the cached copy of the page, so it might be more tricky. I clicked the feedback link, then the Wikipedia extract and wrote that it was a vandalised revision... Don't know if they actually read that stuff though.
On Sun, 6 Oct 2019 at 16:56, Dennis During <dcdur...@gmail.com> wrote: > 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: Wikimediaemail@example.com > > 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: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> _______________________________________________ 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>