Jimmy Wales for President

Breaking ranks from the likes of Yahoo! and Google, Wikipedia’s founder Jimmy wales refuses to censor the Chinese version of it’s online, collaborative encyclopedia.

Wales said censorship was ‘ antithetical to the philosophy of Wikipedia. We occupy a position in the culture that I wish Google would take up, which is that we stand for the freedom for information, and for us to compromise I think would send very much the wrong signal: that there’s no one left on the planet who’s willing to say “You know what? We’re not going to give up.”‘

These guys are going to save the world. Seriously.

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