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Donald Trump, Kanye West, Deaths Among 2016’s Most-Edited Wikipedia Pages

User-curated website’s “Deaths in 2016” page more than doubled edits for president-elect, ‘Life of Pablo’ rapper

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Donald Trump, Kanye West and "Deaths in 2016" were the year's most edited Wikipedia articles.

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Celebrity deaths and Donald Trump dominated headlines throughout 2016 – and, unsurprisingly, articles for those two topics were the year’s most-edited on Wikipedia, Billboard reports. The user-curated website’s “Deaths in 2016” entry featured 18,230 adjustments, more than doubling the president-elect’s page, at 8,933. Kanye West’s continuously tweaked seventh LP, The Life of Pablo, landed at Number 19 in Wiki’s top 20 list.

The diverse top 10 spans politics, sports, entertainment and national headlines. Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign endorsements ranked at Number Three, followed by the U.S. presidential election, the Republican Party presidential primaries, the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, the 2015 season of Argentine dance competition Bailando, the list of Trump’s presidential campaign endorsements, 2016 in sports and 2016 in South Korean music.

Other pop culture entries in the Top 20 include heavily hyped superhero film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and master Post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh.

The “Deaths in 2016” page offers an ever-growing rundown of the talents lost this year, including legends like David Bowie, Prince, Leonard Cohen, Greg Lake and Keith Emerson (both of Emerson, Lake and Palmer), Gene Wilder, Florence Henderson and Muhammad Ali.

Trump and Kanye West have more in common than Wiki traffic. Earlier in December, after the rapper declared that he “would’ve voted for” the president-elect, the duo staged an impromptu meeting at Trump Tower to discuss what West described as “multicultural issues.”

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