This article describes the methodology used by the Wikimedia Foundation to monitor outages on Wikipedia around the world. These events are called anomalies and could be due to various causes, among them censorship.
We have been working this past year to better identify and tag the “bot spam” traffic so we can produce top pageview lists that (mostly) do not require manual curation.
Learn about using the Mediawiki History Dataset to explore the every day experience of editors on Wikipedia.
Maintaining and improving one of the largest websites in the world using Open Source software requires a continuous commitment. The site is always evolving, so for every new component we want (or need!) to deploy, we need to evaluate the Open Source solutions available.