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Crowdfunding Sites Take A Stand Against Hate

In what they are calling an attack on their First Amendment rights, PayPal and a number of charity crowdfunding web portals such as GoFundMe have shut down Alt Right campaigns. PayPal’s response is that it “does not “allow [its] services … Continue reading

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Cynical Crowdfunding or Good Marketing?

Want to sell more products? Get behind a public policy issue and set up a crowdfunding site so donors can buy your stuff for a cause. That’s what Wolfcom Body Cameras has done. Working off the outcry for fair policing, … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Politicians Gets Scientific

Although President Obama perfected it, crowdfunding a political campaign is getting more polished as donation-based web portal Crowdpac is helping non-traditional candidates raise funds to gain elected office. One such candidate is DeRay McKesson, a Baltimore Black Lives Matter activist, … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding For a Cause: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

If you remember, 12 year old Tamir Rice was shot and killed by a Cleveland police officer in November 2014. An “activist” started a crowdfunded donation campaign on YouCaring.com and raised about $60,000. After being challenged as a scam, attorneys … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Portals Worry About Reputational Risk

Indiegogo and GoFundMe have pulled campaigns for police officers accused in publicized shootings recently due to “violations” of their terms of service or “failure to meet standards.” IndieGoGo won’t permit campaigns that “…raise funds for illegal activities, …cause harm to … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Freedom of Speech?

IndieGoGo is facing significant backlash for hosting a crowdfunding site that is raising money for the defense of Michael Slager, the policeman videoed shooting Walter Scott in the back in North Charleston, S.C. this week. IndieGoGo’s response to the boycott … Continue reading

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