Jimmy Wales

Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales says he has a plan to fix fake news

Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales says he has a plan to fix fake news

The latest effort in the battle against fake news comes from Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales, who announced plans this week for an online news publication he says will be written by professional journalists, edited by volunteer fact-checkers and supported by readers who care enough to donate money.

The name, like the concept, is a meld of old and new world journalism: WikiTribune.

The goal is to produce “fact-based articles that have a real impact in both local and global events,” according to the website where Wales is crowd-funding the project.

After a U.S. presidential race in which facts and fiction mixed...

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