The billionaire founder of eBay is to donate $100 million to fund investigative journalism and to combat the spread of misinformation online.
Pierre Omidyar, one of the world’s richest men, aims to tackle the “global trust deficit” by giving money to projects around the world.
The funds will be dispersed over the next three years through the Omidyar Network, the philanthropic investment firm which he and his wife founded in 2004 and which has committed more than $1 billion to good causes.
Perhaps a red flashing cop light beside an article which contains any of the following lies?
The minimum wage does not cause job losses.
Corporations should pay more tax.
Global inequality is rising.
US child poverty is over 20%.
We have widespread poverty in the UK.
17% of UK families cannot afford enough food.
Just to give the answers
Yes, it does, but low ones cause low job losses
Corporations never bear the economic burden of any tax
Global inequality is falling, as is global poverty
That’s measuring child poverty before all the things we do to alleviate it. The correct number is 2 or 3% or so.
We have no poverty at all in the UK, we do have relative poverty, or as it is otherwise known, inequality.
The way the claim is presented it’s that 17% are in food poverty, missing a meal etc, at any one time. Actually, the statistic is calculated as anyone in a family or household who was in danger of having to skip a meal in the previous 12 months though lack of cash.
But then there’s no one out there willing to put up the cash to fight those sorts of lies, is there?