Black People Politics : GoFundMe, the site that has raised money for convicted murderers, will draw the line at abortion ...

Clyde C Coger Jr

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Nov 17, 2006
In the Spirit of Politics,


This Washington Post article and the Better Business Bureau account, better explains my position that GoFundMe is a fake operation that we should carefully consider before dropping funds into this website.

GoFundMe, the site that has raised money for convicted murderers, will draw the line at abortion and ‘sorcery’

GoFundMe, the crowdfunding free-for-all that has raised money for drug users, convicted murderers and the embattled police officer who killed Michael Brown, has finally found a moral line it won’t cross: abortion.

But judging by the list of banned content, GoFundMe doesn’t necessarily want a positive experience for all visitors. It wants a positive experience for visitors who align with a specific social outlook — a social outlook, incidentally, that has very little to do with universal social standards, like the law.

But it’s a fascinating departure for a site that previously billed itself as a platform for literally everyone and everything, no matter how bizarre, explicit or depraved. And it’s certainly a radical shift from the type of content policing employed at virtually every other user-generated Internet community, where moderators will regularly take down instances of hate speech or violence or gore, but would certainly never get into the tangled weeds of a polarizing moral issue like abortion.

Better Business Bureau warns of Ebola charity scams

It seems like every time there’s a crisis in America, there’s a group of nefarious souls looking to exploit people’s anxiety.

So it’s sad, but not surprising, to see that the Connecticut Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about a variety of Ebola-related scams and problematic fundraisers that have emerged recently.

A fundraising page on GoFundMe was created on Wednesday to raise donations for Amber Joy Vinson, the nurse who traveled from Dallas to Cleveland and is currently being treated for Ebola. According to a Connecticut BBB press release: “The site may have been the work of a well-intentioned individual, but members of Vinson’s family tell BBB they did not authorize the effort. Although that page has since been shut down, there are more than 100 GoFundMe pages raising money for various Ebola campaigns.”

Several BBBs have also reported on phone solicitation from an organization supposedly raising money to help with Ebola. When pressed, the caller says he is from a famous charity’s chapter in the Bronx, N.Y. BBB Metro New York confirmed that no such branch exists and that the solicitation is likely a scam.


Clyde C Coger Jr

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Nov 17, 2006

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GoFundMe: Stop profiting from racially-motivated donors, celebrating Michael Brown's death


Dear GoFundMe co-founders Brad Damphousse and Andy Ballester, and Kelsea of GoFundMe Customer Happiness,

I write demanding that you return any profits from donations for Darren Wilson on your platform. Further, please take down any related fundraising pages.

Your own terms of service prohibit "items that promote hate, violence, racial intolerance, or the financial exploitation of a crime.” If Darren Wilson is charged, then it would stand to reason that these fundraisers are in violation of your terms, specifically “financial exploitation of a crime."

GoFundMe should return any money it has made from Darren Wilson fundraising pages, and take them down immediately. Profiting off the killing of Michael Brown is not okay. Profiting off of racially-motivated donors is not okay.

These types of disturbing fundraising efforts have no place on the world's #1 personal fundraising site.


[Your Name]

Click to read the original email we sent to members about this campaign.


Clyde C Coger Jr

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Nov 17, 2006

Ebola among top U.S. worries (Scams) but well behind economy, jobs: poll

(Reuters) - A new poll on Tuesday showed Ebola has moved into the top 10 issues of concern to Americans but ranks behind the economy, dissatisfaction with government and other worries.


Concerns that Americans might fall victim to scams because of fear about Ebola prompted a warning on Tuesday from New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman about bogus Ebola preparedness kits and preventative medications.

"Scammers are shamefully exploiting this moment of heightened concern about public health to defraud good people," Schneiderman said in a statement.


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