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Disable media for Morocco Wikipedia Zero
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If we can't otherwise curve Wikipedia Zero abuse T129845 from Morocco, we will need to kill all Media served to Wikipedia Zero for Inwi and Maroc Telecom (IAM). This is less impactful than blocking all uploads from Maroc (including non-WP0 Orange Morocco--12 Million subscribers) and/or restricting audio and video uploads (hurts everyone globally).

Luckily a no images configuration was last used in February and null routing upload.wikimedia.org is easy.

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Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptJun 14 2017, 7:40 PM
Jeff_G added a subscriber: Jeff_G.Jun 16 2017, 1:57 PM

why do you want kill all Media served to Wikipedia Zero for Inwi and Maroc Telecom (IAM).

why do you want kill all Media served to Wikipedia Zero for Inwi and Maroc Telecom (IAM).

Since March Wikimedia Commons has seen a massive amount of copyrighted content uploaded in violation of our Terms of Use from Morocco. Policing this has been too much of burden on our volunteers (me included). If the other solutions (T167400, Restrict Upload, blocking uploads from the country) do not work, we will have to go through with this.

Images have text substitutes ("alt text") if they cannot be displayed. Mirrors can still serve media and maybe we'll set one up on Labs, but it will not be zero rated.

Poyekhali awarded a token.EditedJun 17 2017, 1:07 AM
Poyekhali added a subscriber: Poyekhali.

@Dispenser, don't feed the trolls/sockpuppets.

thank You Dispenser for this information !

Hello ! I have a large size image (12.3MB) of a high quality and i want to upload it here to show you some information about organized groups on Facebook.
Can you help me please ?
And what should I do ?

jrbs added a subscriber: jrbs.Jun 17 2017, 9:20 PM

This was implemented for Phabricator by first disabling media for WP0 (gerrit 363264), followed by blackholing Moroccan IPs (gerrit 368775). Neither was completely effective since several ranges were missed (T174342).

MaxSem closed this task as Invalid.Jan 3 2019, 11:15 PM
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Moot now that Zero is unused.