Freely accessible Wikipedia Zero is no more

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The Wikimedia Foundation is to kill off Wikipedia Zero this year. The zero-rated version of the online encyclopaedia was launched six years ago with the aim of providing free access to mobile users in numerous countries, but there has been a significant drop in demand. The foundation has partnered with dozens of mobile operators around the world to provide free access to Wikipedia. Among the reasons for shutting down the program is “low awareness of Wikipedia outside of North America and Europe.” See also: Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales sets up WikiTribune to fight fake news Wikipedia bans use of Daily… …Continue reading on BetaNews

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