Mailbag: Is Wikipedia related to WikiLeaks in any way? No.

Communications Foundation From the archives

Answering your questions about how Wikipedia and the Wikimedia Foundation work with the facts behind the facts.

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What’s in a name? In the case of ‘wiki’, lots of things.

Foundation From the archives Wikipedia

Anyone who’s been watching the news will have heard about Wikileaks by now. Wikipedia shares the generic “wiki-” prefix in its name, but there’s no relation. Occasionally even major news sources like the BBC get this wrong, which can lead to serious confusion, even when it’s quickly fixed.

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