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Craig Newmark is a Web pioneer and philanthropist, best known for creating the online classified ads service craigslist. Craig’s full-time philanthropic work focuses on organizations on the frontlines of protecting America’s security and democracy. He has given more than $300 million in support of veterans and military families, trustworthy journalism and civic engagement campaigns, cyber security education programs, hunger relief, and pigeon rescue. Craig was influenced by his Sunday School teachers who escaped the Holocaust, set his moral compass, and taught him to treat people like you want to be treated – and how to know when enough is enough. He stepped away from the day-to-running of craigslist almost two decades ago, but he still occasionally volunteers as a customer service representative.

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Women Startup Challenge Winner Simprints is Solving a World Problem One Fingerprint at a Time

Hey, just recently the Women Startup Challenge Europe announced the winners of the first international pitch competition. Women entrepreneurs from six countries competed for €50,000 in cash among other prizes at London's City Hall.
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Avoiding Inequity By Giving Youth A Voice

All youth deserve to have a voice on issues that matter to them. Unfortunately, research continues to show that this ideal is not achieved for millions of young people. CIRCLE is committed to helping organizations and governments use research and data to improve civic life and close gaps in opportunities for civic engagement.
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TruthBuzz: The Viral Fact-Checking Contest

Folks, the global TruthBuzz challenge aims to invent new ways to help verified facts reach the widest possible audience. This is being hosted by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ). TruthBuzz wants your creative solutions for taking fact-checking beyond long-form explanations and bullet points.
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30 Women in London's Tech Scene to Follow on LinkedIn

Folks, the Women Startup Challenge Europe is next week in London on May 3rd at City Hall. Leading up to that, my team and I are showcasing women in tech around London in a series. This is Part II of that series.
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25 London Tech Women to Follow on Twitter

Hey, there's a problem with gender equity in tech, and unless we're actively doing something about it, it won't get fixed. Not everyone has the money or expertise to become investors and fund women-led startups, but sometimes it's the little things.
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Facebook Launches Tool to Fight Misinformation

People want to see accurate information on Facebook and across the web. As a response, Facebook just launched a new educational tool to fight misinformation. False news and hoaxes are harmful to our community and make the world less informed. We all have a responsibility to curb the spread of false news.
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How Tech Giants Are Banding Together to Fight Fake News

In high school US history, I learned that a trustworthy press is the immune system of democracy. As a news consumer, like most folks, I want news we can trust. That means standing up for trustworthy news media and learning how to spot clickbait and deceptive news.
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10 European Women Startup Challenge Finalists That May Change the World

Folks, after some really tough deliberating, Women Who Tech's Women Startup Challenge judges have chosen the 10 finalists from across Europe to pitch at London's City Hall, hosted by the office of Mayor Sadiq Khan. (Note: The event is open to the public, and you can get tickets here.
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5 Ways Tech Leaders Can Encourage a More Diverse Workplace

Folks, it’s no secret that Silicon Valley has a diversity problem. I’ve been vocal about the subject of supporting women in tech in the past and actively participate in initiatives like the Women Startup Challenge that aim to provide more funding and bridge the gap for women-led startups.
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How Rescuing Food Combats Waste and Hunger Nationwide

Folks, access to healthy food and clean water is a basic fundamental right. DC Central Kitchen is working to address issues of hunger in Washington, DC, as well as nationwide through The Campus Kitchens Project, the leading national nonprofit empowering students to fight hunger and food waste.