M to Company Backing Wikipedia – BeInCrypto

Amazon, one of the biggest companies in the world, has donated another $1 million dollars to the foundation behind keeping Wikipedia alive, the Wikimedia Endowment.

The Wikimedia Endowment, a space that believes “knowledge is a fundamental human right,” announced this donation in a blog post. Amazon has previously donated to the project as well.

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While Wikipedia was launched back in 2001, the Endowment didn’t come to be until January 2016. Since then, the organization has received $42 million in donations – all making sure that the platform can exist for anyone with internet access to utilize and expand their knowledge.

The Founder of Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales, spoke on the matter, stating that the company is “grateful to Amazon for its continued collaboration and support in ensuring access to information and free and open knowledge, for today and tomorrow’s generations.”

With all of the money the Endowment has already received, there’s no question that it will be around for quite a long time as of now, and that’s not to mention any future investments from the rest of the world.

This move is one of many recent PR stunts made by Amazon. For example, the company just last month announced that it would be putting together 100,000 electric vans in an effort to fight climate change, as BeInCrypto has previously reported.

Also, on its home device front, Amazon will be expanding its offerings regarding Alexa, pushing it into earbuds, speakers, and more. However, as BeInCrypto has also previously reported, many are against this move due to privacy concerns. There are fears that Alexa and other Amazon devices record information and send that over to the company to track. However, it’s debatable that those who use those devices really care about these privacy concerns, as they’re more than likely already aware of them and still purchase and continue to use them.

What do you think about Amazon putting money towards Wikipedia to keep the platform around longer? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.


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