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Media Bias Site Crowdfunds

To invest in a crowdfunding campaign, you have to believe in the product. A “public benefit corporation” is crowdfunding its “media bias chart” to “enhance its patent-pending media rating technology and create a dynamic and interactive version of the chart.” … Continue reading

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VC Unicorn Crowdfunds News Operation

Would you donate to a crowdfunding effort by a Silicon Valley Unicorn? BuzzFeed News, a private venture capital backed company valued at over $1.7 Billion, is, according to the Wall Street Journal, planning to ask readers to donate “between $5 … Continue reading

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Journalists Crowdfund To Control Their Destinies

Fake News attacks by you-know-who, lack of advertising, the cost of newsprint, acquisitions by private equity that have squeezed costs (i.e., journalist salaries and jobs) have changed the landscape for print journalists. In order to survive, many are turning to … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding ICO With Mystery Partner

Would you invest in a company that MAY have a “mystery partner”? Under the Securities Act of 1933, investors are entitled to “full and fair disclosure” about the company offering the securities. But when a company is crowdfunding for “donations” … Continue reading

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Fake News Busting Site Snopes Crowdfunding For Survival

The popular myth- and fake news-busting website Snopes is now crowdfunding in order to, apparently, fend off a hostile takeover by its web host. The GoFundMe page says that “vendor will not acknowledge the change in contractual status and continues … Continue reading

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BBB Helps Donors Parse Crowdfunders

The Better Business Bureau has some tips to avoid being scammed by crowdfunding appeals. The best way to determine if it’s a fraud is if you know the person that is making the appeal. Also, do some quick diligence such … Continue reading

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News Website Crowdfunds For “No Bullshit” Journalism

“No bullshit” journalism finds crowdfunding love in Switzerland. A news website startup that never published an article has raised over $2 million, exceeding its $750,000 goal, in two weeks, promising three “well researched, well sourced, and factual” articles per day. … Continue reading

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