Submissions:2021/Reflecting on a critique

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This submission is welcome as an Unconference session at WikiConference North America 2021.


Reflecting on a critique


Inclusion & Diversity

Type of session:

Round Table


In late-October 2020, two unknown academics wrote an a piece about bias on English Wikipedia, which was published in the United Kingdom magazine 'The Critic'. Here is the link to the piece: Join your fellow Wikimedians and reflect upon and discuss its points. Are the critiques valid, invalid, why? What, if anything, if there is any validity to the critiques, should be done to address the raised concerns?

Academic Peer Review option:


Author name:

James Udan

E-mail address:

Wikimedia username:


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Estimated time:

1 hour

Special requests:

I am available after 6PM until 11PM PDT on Friday 8 October, and between 10AM and 2PM PDT on Saturday 9 October.

Have you presented on this topic previously? If yes, where/when?:

A similar presentation was done in 2018.

If your submission is not accepted, would you be open to presenting your topic in another part of the program? (e.g. lightning talk or unconference session)

Yes, an unconference session would be fine.