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Old 28th August 2012
Originally Posted by aroundtheworld View Post
Does Jimmy Wales have a strong history of non-internet-related activism? I don't follow him closely, so I honestly don't know -- can you show me some instances of his non-internet activism?
He's stated a passion for free information, which arises from his upbringing.
In reality he supports many individuals and causes that he sees as championing freedom of information over control of information.
Also, your suggestion we remove 'the internet' from this debate is rather silly. The internet is a major part of our lives now, so it's quite understandable that activism will take place on the internet, and thru the internet, rather than in newsprint or on tv alone.