When contentious topics show up in the news vandalism on the Wikipedia articles related to it usually shows up pretty quickly. The article then might be protected for some time in order to prevent more vandalism. A pattern we are seeing now is that people then move over to Wikidata and continue their vandalism there. (This might then in turn lead to vandalism showing up in the article anyway if it uses the data.) This especially happens when an infobox has "edit on Wikidata" links or something similar.
We need to find a way to make this attack vector less of a problem.
- Find a way to protect the Wikidata automatically if at least X articles in the sitelinks section are protected.