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“As a news organization, it’s perhaps an opportunity for us to be helping people fill those gaps without forcing them to go to Wikipedia or start Googling things, just to try to get the background they crave on a story.”
Plus: YouTube’s sad reliance on Wikipedia, a problem with Pinterest, and how countries around the world are fighting misinformation.
Plus: New Omidyar/Soros money for factchecking, changing your mind but not your vote, and lessons from Wikipedia.
“Political news, I think, is of the most interest right now, and so I think that that’s where we’ll focus at first.”
The crowd-funded news platform aims to combat fake news by combining professional journalism with volunteer fact checking: “news by the people and for the people.”
“A nossa definição simples, para os objectivos da wiki, é que ‘verdade’ é algo em que geralmente acreditam as pessoas em posição de saber, que têm probabilidade de dizer a verdade.”
“Our simple definition, for the purposes of the wiki, is that ‘truth’ is something generally believed by people in a position to know, that are likely to tell the truth.”
The Craigslist founder has given to Wikipedia and Poynter, with more to come: “I do think a trustworthy press is mission critical for any democracy.”