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Elon Musk offered Wikipedia $1 billion to change its name

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The latest Elon Musk tweet reads: "I will give them [Wikpedia] a billion dollars if they change their name to Dickipedia."

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"Please add that to the [poop and cow emojis] on my wiki page", he further added, explaining that it was needed "in the intrests of accuracy".

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Musk's offer follows his critique of Wikimedia Foundation's fundraising, questioning its necessity to operate Wikipedia, given that the entire text can fit on a phone.

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When journalist Ed Karassenstein encouraged Wikipedia to "Do it!" and added, "You can always change it back after you collect," Musk imposed his condition.

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"One year minimum. I mean, I'm not a fool lol," the Tesla CEO replied.

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Wikipedia's community notes explained that operational costs are required for "over 25B page views per month and over 44M page edits a month."

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Musk himself has been criticized for renaming Twitter as X and charging people a dollar for their tweets.

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Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales had earlier criticized Musk for restricting content related to Turkey's presidential election.

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