The funding may help local-news startups, investigative reporting, civic-engagement initiatives, public curiosity journalism and the creation of alternative platforms. It should emphasize operations of, by and for various and underserved communities. At the heart of the report is a name to deal with the underlying business models of platforms and create a model new, multibillion-dollar Public Interest Media Endowment, funded by taxing the purveyors of targeted promoting. In the vortex of we see the world’s wealthiest companies getting rich from a system that hastens the unfold of propaganda and misinformation. And it’s taking place at a time when the journalism we most have to debunk these lies and maintain those who unfold them to account is in crisis. Along with Google, Facebook now controls nearly 70 p.c of the U.S. online-advertising market.