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Latest comment: 2 years ago by Doctor 17 in topic Feedback from Doctor 17 (talk)

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  1. In what ways do you think this research can support you or other members of the Wikimedia communities in the work that you do on the Wikimedia projects?
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Feedback from Doctor 17 (talk)[edit]

1. In what ways do you think this research can support you or other members of the Wikimedia communities in the work that you do on the Wikimedia projects?

The global domination of English Wikipedia, along with the other colonial languages, extends colonialism in new, insidious ways. The development of smaller language Wikipedias provides a necessary counter and this project directly addresses that development. The UN continues to prioritise Internet access in developing countries so it is important that when people come online they find their own culture reflected and reinforced, not the English speaking world's version of it. Machine translation of articles can be an important tool in quickly and efficiently developing content on smaller language wikis. Therefore I think this an excellent project to fund.

--Doctor 17 (talk) 02:35, 2 February 2022 (UTC)Reply