There are a good number of issues with this report on UK charities put out by the Henry Jackson society, starting with the idea that a country can reasonably and effectively police the individuals who are “involved” with a charity (outside of the role of directors or persons of influence) in volunteer roles, supporters, attendees, etc. One thing they get right, however, is this: “Crowd-funding and event platforms such as Eventbrite, JustGiving and Virgin Giving should do more to prevent extremist charities from raising money and advertising events through their websites.” This issue is similar to the issue that other types of social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook have been facing over hosting extremist content (of all types – right wing, Islamist extremist, etc). Crowd-funding platforms need to do more to ensure that they are not playing host to extremist groups and allowing them to raise funds on their websites.

 

 

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