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EBay Founder Pledges $100M to Fight Fake News and Hate Speech

Taken aback by the way “fake news” has wormed itself into mainstream political discourse, eBay founder Pierre Omidyar is pledging to fight misinformation and hate speech… 313 more words


Ebay Founder Pierre Omidyar Pledges $100 Million to Fight 'Fake News' and Hate Speech

Pierre Omidyar, the founder of the e-commerce giant eBay, is pledging $100 million to fight “fake news” and hate speech.

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Bill Gates Has Started a New Crusade to Save the World

Some of the world’s most influential billionaire philanthropists plan to launch a powerful digital platform to harness the avalanche of data sent from satellites each day—and make it freely available for humanitarian and environmental causes. 839 more words


ADL to Build Silicon Valley Center to Monitor & Fight “Cyberhate”

If Americans Knew | March 14, 2017

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has announced that it will build a “a state-of-the-art command center in Silicon Valley” to monitor and fight anything online that it determines is “hate.”

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Doomsday and Universal Basic Income

A week ago, former Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi took a research trip to Silicon Valley where he met, among others, Elon Musk, Tim Cook and Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky. 1,338 more words


It’s not always about the end in mind but it’s always about the passion.

You don’t have to know from the beginning, that it’s going to be a profitable venture before you start a business. 156 more words

Business & Money

Omidyar, Hoffman create $27M research fund for AI in the public interest

eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman are among the backers of a new $27 million fund, announced today, that’s aiming to promote research into artificial intelligence in the public interest. 1,041 more words