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Wikipedia founder to fight against fake news

The founder of Wikipedia will launch a service to combat fake news.

On October 29, news agencies reported that Jimmy Wales, founder of the Wikipedia network encyclopedia, is going to launch Wikitribune in the near future. The service's main task will be the fight against fake information.

Wales said Wikitribune is now in closed beta testing and its opening will be "very, very quiet at some point in the near future."

Jimmy Wales added during Global Synergy Business Forum that all users of the new resource will be able to offer their news for publication, which will be checked by a group of editors and journalists.

Wikipedia founder to launch Wikitribune to combat fake news