Communications Foundation From the archives

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

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

Foundation From the archives Wikipedia

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

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.