Wikipedia founder to fight fake news with new Wikitribune site 

Jimmy Wales, the co-founder of Wikipedia, is launching a new online publication which will aim to fight fake news by pairing professional journalists with an army of volunteer community contributors.Wikitribune plans to pay for the reporters by raising money from a crowdfunding campaign.Wales intends to cover general issues, such as US and UK politics, through to specialist science and technology.Those who donate will become supporters, who in turn will have a say in which subjects and story threads the site focuses on. And Wales intends that the community of readers will fact-check and subedit published articles.Describing Wikitribune as “news by the people and for the people,” Wales said: “This will be the first time that professional journalists and citizen journalists will work side-by-side as equals writing stories as they happen, editing them live as they develop, and at all times backed by a community checking and rechecking all facts.”

Source: Wikipedia founder to fight fake news with new Wikitribune site | Technology | The Guardian

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