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  • Wikipedia founder tackles fake news with Wikitribune

    AFP - 04/25/2017

    Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is launching a project aimed at reshaping the news media — and tackling the scourge of misinformation — using the same collaborative principles as the revolutionary online encyclopedia.

    Jeff Howe, a journalist who coined the term crowdsourcing and now is a professor at Northeastern University, said this system can be positive for the news industry. Howe added that crowdsourcing at Wikipedia and elsewhere works best as a “hybrid” system, which is open to the public but with professionals managing the system.

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