Wikipedia Co-Founder Crowdfunds To Fight Fake News

The co-founder of Wikipedia is crowdfunding and crowdsourcing to fight against fake news.

Jimmy Wales is establishing Wikitribune and is “pre-selling monthly “support packages” to fund the initial journalists” who will report on what the crowd finds of interest, from politics to science.

Like Wikipedia, readers will be able to sub-edit and fact check articles. There will be full transparency in reporting with journalists sharing full transcripts of interviews, videos and audios.

While it’s not new to have the crowd fund journalists, this is a much larger effort and is being supported in part by the Guardian newspaper on whose board Wales sits.
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/apr/25/wikipedia-founder-jimmy-wales-to-fight-fake-news-with-new-wikitribune-site

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