Thanks so much to the generous response to readers to our special appeal for help to mount a counter-attack against a McCarthyite effort to censor independent websites that are willing to challenge orthodox thinking. We got over 475 donations, not only including many individuals that I recognize as having given in our recent annual fundraiser, but also new contributors, some of whom wrote who to say that this was the first time they’d given to this type of campaign. They recognized the seriousness that the threat that the Washington Post’s attack and related efforts to brand legitimate sites as purveyors of “fake news” represents to freedom of speech and an open Internet.
In keeping with the speed and the generosity of your support, we are moving forward as quickly as we can. As promised, Outis Philalithopoulos will start helping moderate comments. He has already contributing by helping us complete some important new efforts that will launch early Monday morning. Please check back tomorrow to see how your contributions have helped us fight back!