Wikipedia co-founder launches Wikitribune to combat fake news


Al Jazeera English

Published on Apr 25, 2017

Wikipedia co-founder launches Wikitribune to combat fake news.

The co-founder of online encyclopedia Wikipedia is turning his hand to the news by launching Wikitribune – a new kind of online publication.

Jimmy Wales has announced the new crowd funded project will pair professional journalists with volunteer contributors who will curate articles by proofreading, fact-checking and adding sources.

The initiative came in response to more people sharing fake news online.

Al Jazeera’s Tarek Bazley reports.

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