Why the Omidyar Network Is Giving $100 Million to Journalism and Combating Misinformation Efforts

It's about trust

The Omidyar Network’s latest, $100 million worth of new funding to journalism outlets and to organizations combating hate speech and the spread of false information is both a product of our current times and the continuation of a decade-long effort on the part of the philanthropic network created by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar. The new funding will add to the $220 million the network has given under its Governance & Citizen Engagement initiative, which includes news organizations like past funding recipient TWI: The World Investigates.