Many people are distrustful of mainstream media and are calling for increased transparency and clarity in response to the 'fake news' phenomenon -- which is why this subscription service lets people microfinance news outlets and journalists.
Open Knowledge Brasil launched a platform called Libre in order to promote quality journalism and facilitate the building of trust between people and the press. This tool encourages people to microfinance news outlets in order to get rid of the media's dependence on advertising. The monthly subscription service enables people to pay a small fee, which is distributed towards independent journalists or businesses they believe in through the form of likes. Libre is also a currency, which allows writers to earn revenue directly from their audience.
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