How Social Media Endangers Knowledge

Posted in: Internet Use/New Technologies at 23/10/2017 02:03

Wikipedia, one of the last remaining pillars of the open and decentralized web, is in existential crisis.

This has nothing to do with money. A couple of years ago, the site launched a panicky fundraising campaign, but ironically thanks to Donald Trump, Wikipedia has never been as wealthy or well-organized. American liberals, worried that Trump’s rise threatened the country’s foundational Enlightenment ideals, kicked in a significant flow of funds that has stabilized the nonprofit’s balance sheet.
https://www.wired.com/story/wikipedias-fate-shows-how-the-web-endangers-knowledge/

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