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GoFundMe’s Ferguson controversy raises more questions about the limits of internet speech

Over $200,000 has been raised on crowdfunding platform GoFundMe in support of Officer Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot Michael Brown, which has led to the widespread and well publicised unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. The fund was started on August 17th and apparently the proceeds will go to Wilson and his family to pay legal fees and “any financial …

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James O'MalleyGoFundMe’s Ferguson controversy raises more questions about the limits of internet speech
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Potato salad Kickstarter raises more than $50,000

We normally see the likes of crowdfunding service Kickstarter used to fund the production of films, novels, apps and so on. But one enterprising American has taken to Kickstarter to raise funds to make … a potato salad. And what clearly started as a joke appears to have taken on a life of its own. The Kickstarter project – simply …

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Stuart O'ConnorPotato salad Kickstarter raises more than $50,000

Kickstarter changes its crowdfunding rules

The crowdfunding website Kickstarter has relaxed its rules, making it easier for projects to be accepted. Kickstarter, which launched in 2009, has become the most well-known and successful crowdfunding platform in the world – attracting more than $1bn worth of…

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Stuart O'ConnorKickstarter changes its crowdfunding rules