Wikipedia is the free version of the online encyclopedia, revealed the most edited articles of the year 2016. While some of the pages that made on the list may be somewhat unsurprising due to the interest and the controversies they generated throughout the year, for instance, the Panama Papers, Brexit, the Orlando nightclub shooting amongst others, the popularity and growing public interest in other pages that made on the list is more mysterious for example, RuPauls Drag Race, Beverley Gray a fictional character of 1934 and 1955 series of 26 mystery stories.
The Vincent Van Gogh page was edited in more than thousand times. The editors wanted to clarify the misunderstanding about the artist in an aim of achieving the featured status for the page.
According to Wikipedia, the most edited page was the Deaths in 2016 that had a total of 18230 edits. Some of the most notable figure lost in 2016 are Janet Reno, David Bowie, Gwen Ifill, Fidel Castro, Leonard Cohen, Muhammad Ali, Prince and John Glenn amongst other.
The United State president-elect Donald Trump Wikipedia page made was the second on the list with a total of 8,933 edits as of Dec 21. In future, there is a good chance that the Wikipedia page of Donald Trump will have more edits this is due to his status and power he holds in the society.
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