Wikipedia:Current events noticeboard

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This page is for reporting concerns and disputes regarding current events, as well as bringing articles about current events to broader attention. Generally, this means cases where editors are repeatedly adding unsourced or improperly sourced material to articles that are marked with {{Current}}, listed at WP:ITN/C, or are otherwise relevant to current events.

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Hong Kong protests do not deserve to be continually included in "Ongoing"[edit]

There has been nothing of any note in the city for weeks now. When was the last time anyone seen any major news report pertaining to any protests or unrest in Hong kong? The last reported event was the annual Tiananmen vigil 18 days ago.

The only reason this is still even being considered is because of the bias of certain editors in keeping it on the agenda, there are tons of other protest movements of much greater magnitude never given this light of day!-- (talk) 10:28, 22 June 2020 (UTC)

Agreed this should be archived for now, until more developments occur. It is a very important topic in HK, but shouldn't be given the same prominence of the George Floyd protests or events like Syrian Civil War or Yemen Civil War. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 23:25, 24 June 2020 (UTC)

As discussed in Wikipedia:In the news/Candidates/June 2020 § (Closed) Ongoing Removal: 2019–20 Hong Kong protests, there is no consensus for removing the 2019–20 Hong Kong protests from In the news at this time. — Newslinger talk 00:28, 25 June 2020 (UTC)
That consensus was reached over two months ago, when the circumstances surrounding the topic were quite different. If there are still RS that state that protests are continuing, they should say. If not - then I will support the removal. Goodposts (talk) 12:09, 19 August 2020 (UTC)

List of public statues of individuals linked to the Atlantic slave trade[edit]

This article has really been whacked about since it's creation and gone through an AfD, I was thinking, are we able to change it too a List of statues removed in the UK in the Black Lives Matter uprising? Or something like that? I am looking for some good constructive feedback. Cheers. Govvy (talk) 10:59, 22 June 2020 (UTC)

Have you considered filing a move request? If you are not sure about which title would be best, a question mark can be used in place of the proposed title in the {{Requested move}} template, as described in Template:Requested move § Unspecified new name. — Newslinger talk 19:24, 22 July 2020 (UTC)

Suggested removal of blurb about Internet Explorer support ending[edit]

Point of Concern
Microsoft ending Internet Explorer support in 2021 "Microsoft announces it will be ending its support for Internet Explorer on August 17, 2021, after 25 years."

The Independent article implies that Microsoft is killing off Internet Explorer (IE) 11, but in reality it is simply ending support for Microsoft 365 apps with IE 11 as noted in Microsoft's blog post [1]. Microsoft makes it very clear there that "IE 11 isn’t going away" and so this isn't really notable as the Independent article is quite misleading and subsequently so is the aforementioned blurb.

Thanks, --Dzampino (talk) 15:38, 19 August 2020 (UTC)

Dzampino, feel free to correct the entry. The page is open for anyone to edit. Keep the entry short, 1 or 2 sentences, please. --- C&C (Coffeeandcrumbs) 17:50, 19 August 2020 (UTC)

Massive American PSYOPS social media campaign on Venezuela and neighbors shut down by Facebook[edit]

This is apparently the first time an American social media campaign has been shut down as astroturf by a major social media company.

Is there any evidence they were editing here? 2601:647:5E00:C5A0:8D53:B3C1:D158:57FC (talk) 16:04, 7 September 2020 (UTC)

No, given the contentious nature of the area, editing related to Venezuela is watched closely. Kingsif (talk) 18:54, 7 September 2020 (UTC)

The Grayzone (RSP entry) was deprecated in an RfC in March. This article does not warrant any attention. — Newslinger talk 00:43, 8 September 2020 (UTC)

Removal of Nigerian Protests (End SARS) from "Ongoing Events"[edit]

This is to bring about the question of whether or not this should be removed. page linked on the Current News page currently takes you to the End SARS protest page, and SARS was disbanded in late 2020. I think since it has been a few months afterwards this is a possible candidate for removal from this section. --Larcondos (talk) 20:23, 12 March 2021 (UTC)