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About a month ago, Wikipedia's co-founder launched a social media site designed to compete with Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms which use algorithms to boost popular content. After just a few weeks, WT:Social already has 50,000 users.
Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales said May 16 that the free online encyclopaedia is in good financial shape, although increasing mobile phone use may cut into future donations.
The European Union wants to shake up the way Internet companies handle media, e-books, digital music, news articles and other content posted online by better protecting the rights of the authors and creators.
New rules would force tech giants to pay publishers more for content
It has been dubbed one of the most brutal lobbying wars in Brussels history, pitting media firms and Paul McCartney on one side against Big Tech and Internet freedom denizens on the other.
Europe's music, broadcasting and publishing industries have hit back at Internet critics of an EU overhaul of copyright rules, saying claims the reforms might lead to the demise of the internet amount to misinformation and scaremongering.
Google, Facebook, Microsoft and other tech giants could face more curbs on their market power after a European Parliament committee voted in favour of tougher copyright rules on June 20.
Fresh from saying “sorry” to European lawmakers, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg holds talks with Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday where he will face renewed pressure over his company’s tax policies.
The founder of online encyclopaedia Wikipedia has announced plans for a crowd-funded news website offering stories by journalists and volunteers working together, an initiative he hopes will counter the spread of fake news.
LONDON (Reuters) - The founder of online encyclopaedia Wikipedia has announced plans for a crowd-funded news website offering stories by journalists and volunteers working together, an initiative he hopes will counter the spread of fake news.