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Wikipedia explains why it is seeking donations from Indian users

Wikimedia Foundation said that Indian readers visit Wikipedia more than 750 million times a month, making it the fifth-highest country in terms of views on the website.

August 07, 2020 / 01:03 PM IST
(Image: Reuters)

(Image: Reuters)

Free knowledge website Wikipedia explained the rationale behind its recent fundraising campaign in India where it asked users to donate money.

The Wikimedia Foundation, which runs Wikipedia, said it wanted to respond to some of the users' responses to the campaign, which generated a buzz online.

"Wikipedia is not a commercial website, and we are not driven by profit or advertising incentives. We are a charitable organization supported by the people who read Wikipedia. Our mission is to ensure that everyone, everywhere, can share in and access free knowledge," Wikimedia Foundation said in a blog post.

Wikimedia Foundation also said that Indian readers visit Wikipedia more than 750 million times a month, making it the fifth-highest country in terms of views on the website.