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Journalists Crowdfund To Control Their Destinies

Fake News attacks by you-know-who, lack of advertising, the cost of newsprint, acquisitions by private equity that have squeezed costs (i.e., journalist salaries and jobs) have changed the landscape for print journalists. In order to survive, many are turning to … Continue reading

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New Crowdfunding Portals For Hate Groups Sprouting

The good/bad thing about capitalism is that it hates a void. And since hate speech has recently been shuttered by legitimate crowdfunding sites, it is only reasonable to assume that someone would set up a crowdfunding portal for those who … Continue reading

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Fake News Busting Site Snopes Crowdfunding For Survival

The popular myth- and fake news-busting website Snopes is now crowdfunding in order to, apparently, fend off a hostile takeover by its web host. The GoFundMe page says that “vendor will not acknowledge the change in contractual status and continues … Continue reading

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The Crowd Investigating Trump Inauguration Funding

Questions are being raised by the crowd about the reporting of, and the donations to, the Trump inauguration. Started by the Huffington Post, the Citizen Sleuth Project, a crowdsourcing network of volunteers, has built a spreadsheet of Trump’s inauguration donors. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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