Breitbart Questions Wikitribune Crowdfunding

Yesterday this space noted that Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales was crowdfunding to create Wikitribune, a website that would hire professional journalists and have readers sub-edit and fact check articles.

Wales’ rationale for the site was to combat “fake news.”

Now comes Breitbart that comments on the crowdfunding campaign by alleging that Wikipedia tried to “distance” the Orlando shooter from Islam and hide a relationship between an activist and Osama Bin Laden.

The article leaves you to draw your own conclusions about Wikipedia and Wales’ motivations.

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I am a corporate/securities attorney in the Washington, DC area. Prior to joining the firm, I was a Senior Attorney Advisor in the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. I am a member of the Bars of the States of Maryland, New York and the District of Columbia. You can also follow this blog on LinkedIn at:
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