Thursday, February 16, 2012

#Facebook, we ARE your partner .. trust us, trust #Wikipedia

#McAfee scans links from Facebook. This would be a good idea when done right. As it is, links to Wikipedia are flagged on Facebook as "potentially unsafe by our trusted partner".

This is rather silly because the Wikimedia Foundation has been a partner of Facebook longer then this new "trusted partner". Facebook, I trust that you can agree that you have got it wrong. It is "wonderful" to have trusted partners who talk on your behalf and get it so magnificently wrong.

As a long time partner we do trust you to do good..


Bawolff said...

Out of curiosity, how are they our partner. I'm not aware of any relationship that Wikimedia has with facebook.

GerardM said...

Already a long time ago an agreement was reached between the WMF and Facebook that sees Facebook host the content of WMF projects. In this agreement is the use of WMF infrastructure to get the latest changes.