Elon Musk offers $1B to Wikipedia if it changes its name2023-10-23 18:28 by Daniela
Tags: Elon Musk, Wikipedia
Billionaire Elon Musk offered Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia, $1 billion under the condition that it changes its name to "Dickipedia."
The owner of X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, wrote his offer in a post on his site. He had previously posted a screenshot of a personal appeal from Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales stating that the website is "not for sale."
"I will give them a billion dollars if they change their name to Dickipedia," Musk wrote.
Wikipedia's sin, according to the X/Twitter owner, is that it asks for donations. "It certainly isn't needed to operate Wikipedia. You can literally fit a copy of the entire text on your phone!" he tweeted. "So, what's the money for? Inquiring minds want to know..."
Wikipedia, founded in 2001, is a free-content online encyclopedia written and maintained by a community of volunteers. It's the largest and most-read reference work in history and is hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation, an American nonprofit organization.
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