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Wikipedia cofounder Jimmy Wales’s quest to fill the internet with real facts and stories

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Jimmy Wales may be the reason you survived college, or book club, or a date. Wikipedia, which he cofounded along with Larry Sanger and others, has more than 5 million articles, just in English. In a sense it dominates the internet in terms of information. 

Wales isn’t done in fixing the internet. In the era of fake news and alternative facts, Wales is launching a new venture: WikiTribune. It’s an online news site that will have articles reported and written by professional journalists. But in the flavor of Wikipedia, it will have volunteer researchers and fact-checkers as well as other community-focused aspects.  Read more…

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