WikiTribune: Wikipedia’s founder, Jimmy Wales, hits back at the scourge of fake news

WikiTribune

As traditional print journalism declined with the growth of the Internet, we have been watching the explosion and pervasive nature of a concomitant evil: fake news. In response to this urgent need, Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, has launched WikiTribune. It is a news platform that brings journalists and a community of volunteers together with a manifesto that states:

  • We want to make sure that you read fact-based articles that have a real impact in both local and global events. We’re developing a living, breathing tool that’ll present accurate information with real evidence, so that you can confidently make up your own mind.
  • In most news sites, the community tends to hang at the bottom of articles in comments that serve little purpose. We believe the community can play a more important role in news. Wikitribune puts community at the top, literally.
  • WikiTribune is 100% ad-free, no one’s relying on clicks to appease advertisers; no one’s got a vested interest in anything other than giving you real news.
  • There’s no paywall, so anyone can read Wikitribune.
  • Anyone can flag or fix an article and submit it for review.

WikiTribune is slated to launch sometime late May 2017. Mark the date.


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Jimmy Wales tells you about it

We’re developing a living, breathing tool that’ll present accurate information with real evidence, so that you can confidently make up your own mind.

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