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I think blockchain is a super interesting technology but there are a lot of fads going on right now ... There are a lot of these initial coin offerings which are in my opinion are absolute scams and people should be very wary of things that are going on in that area.feedback
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Oct 05 2017 Blockchain
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Apr 25 2017

I am a huge admirer of the Guardian and am honoured to have been involved as a member of the GMG board. I will continue to be an avid fan of their integrity for news and journalism.feedback

Apr 25 2017

One of the things that I'm a big believer in here is controls, that this is a gatekeeping function, so much as Wikipedia isn't just a place you can go and post any random thought you have, it's not a wide-open blogging platform, neither should Wikitribune be, it should be very tightly controlled by the community in terms of what's allowed to be posted or not.feedback

Apr 25 2017

Because ads are cheap, competition for clicks is fierce and low quality news sources are everywhere. Social media, where most people get their news these days, is literally designed to show us what we want to see, to confirm our biases and to keep us clicking at all costs. It fundamentally breaks the news. The truth is, on the internet, no one is guarding the gate. So it's time to rethink the gatekeeper.feedback

Apr 25 2017

We want to write things that people are passionate about enough that they want to pay for it. This is something that's been a passion of mine for some time - really looking at the business model of news and how it has driven us in a certain direction, and that's really culminated now in some of the worst things we see in terms of genuinely fake news being put out - which is being fuelled by the incessant drive for clicks.feedback

Apr 24 2017 - Fake news

This will be the first time that professional journalists and citizen journalists will work side-by-side as equals writing stories as they happen, editing them live as they develop, and at all times backed by a community checking and rechecking all facts. Someone I know convinced me to give Trump 100 days before making my mind up, but then on day one Kellyanne Conway came out and said her 'alternative facts' line. That was when I really decided to move forward.feedback

Apr 24 2017

I'm not sure that anyone's ever been as radical as I am. Realistically, in terms of saying the community can really have control, a lot of people from traditional newsrooms have really had trouble getting their head around that.feedback

Apr 24 2017 - Fake news

If you take a look at Wikipedia, it's noisy and not a perfect place, but for true fake news, there's been almost no impact on the Wikipedia community. The volunteers are experienced enough to know it's nonsense, and have an ethos saying: 'No, we're here for neutral facts': that community knows it from the ground up. If you take as an example the bitcoin community, they're a very active and obsessed community. There's a lot of news that comes out in the field, and I think they'd love to be able to raise money to hire a journalist and put them on the bitcoin/blockchain beat.feedback

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