We are not in a post-fact world | Wikipedia

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We are not in a post-fact world | Wikipedia

We are not in a post-fact world | Wikipedia


Jimmy Wales: The fact
that information spreads quickly means that truth
can spread quickly and lies can spread quickly. And Wikipedia, I
think, really tries to be that place you go
when you’ve got a moment to reflect and
say, OK, I actually need to learn about this. Wikipedia is a
crowd-sourced encyclopedia. You don’t have to buy it,
and anyone can edit it. I’m from Ukraine. I’m from Ghana. I’m from Argentina. I’m from
Moscow, Russia. I come from Egypt. Hong Kong. Israel. Berlin. South India. Ramallah, Palestine. Katherine Maher: Over the
course of human history, knowledge has always
been the exclusive domain of those with privilege
and power and prestige. What Wikimedia does is it says
that knowledge is in your hands and in your power. It says that you have the
power to create knowledge. You have the power to change
the way the world around you is represented. We can take these
differences of opinion and hash them out in a
meaningful and constructive way as opposed to destructive
way that tears us and our institutions
of society down. We believe that with
MacArthur’s help, we can continue to expand
Wikimedia’s access. We can continue to
support the model that is so unique in this world and
reaches so many with an impact in so many meaningful ways. We can edit!

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