Kicking off the KNoW Science vaccine safety edit-a-thon series
Do you want to help promote accurate vaccine information online? Are you interested in editing Wikipedia? Then join KNoW Science and Wikimedia DC (signup link below) as we launch a series of monthly Wikipedia edit-a-thons aimed at improving vaccine safety starting in May, 2021.
Each month until the end of the series in October, KNoW Science will partner with different Wikipedia country chapters as well as vaccine safety experts to host multi-lingual events.
Join our edit-a-thon on May 8th!
Join our joint Malayalam/English edit-a-thon on May 8th, 2021 from 18:00 to 21:00 IST (12:30 to 15:30 UTC). This event is open to anyone interested in promoting accurate vaccine information online. Training will be provided in Malayalam and English — so no experience is necessary to join the event.
Malayalam Wikimedians will conduct a month-long edit-a-thon to expand Malayalam Wikipedia’s vaccine-related content in May. The partners in this initiative are NewsQ’s KNoW Science initiative, Wikimedia DC and Centre for Internet and Society.
About KNoW Science Vaccine Safety 2021
Since the pandemic began, the NewsQ team has been brainstorming ways to leverage our role as a bridge between researchers, technologists, journalism organizations, and science and health experts to improve the quality of vaccine safety information online.
So, in 2020, NewsQ launched the KNoW Science initiative as a way to focus our efforts on the question of online information quality related to health and science.
As part of this initiative we partnered with the WHO’s Vaccine Safety Net (VSN), Wikimedia DC and the Stanford History Education Group to host a kick-off vaccine safety Wikipedia edit-a-thon in August aimed at filling vaccine information gaps on Wikipedia as well as improving existing vaccine safety information.
This year, KNoW Science Vaccine Safety kick-off event took place on April 2, 2021. The edit-a-thon was hosted by KNoW Science, Wikimedia DC and Wikimedia Mexico. During the event we created 22 articles and edited 50 articles in both Spanish and English. This content has already been viewed 1.26 million times!
Join a KNoW Science Edit-a-Thon!
Join the edit-a-thon on May 8, 2021 from 18:00 to 21:00 IST (12:30 to 15:30 UTC). Training will be provided in Malayalam and English, and no experience is necessary to join the event.
If you have questions about the KNoW Science Vaccine Safety, contact us at:
hello [at] newsQ [dot] net