Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales launching Wikitribune service to combat fake news | Telegraph.co.uk

Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, is launching a crowd-funded news service to help combat fake news.

The internet entrepreneur has created Wikitribune, a news initiative which says it will see professional journalists and community contributors produce “fact-checked, global news stories”.

The new site will be free to use, but also accept donations from monthly “supporters” who will then be able to suggest topics to be covered – while the site also says it will publish full transcripts of interviews where possible as part of transparency plans.

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