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  • A social network built for donating aims to fix slacktivism

    New Scientist - 03/07/2016

    “It’s basically like a progressive tax scheme,” says Christo Wilson, who studies algorithms and social networks at Northeastern University in Boston: it redistributes the income of high-earners to low-income individuals. But Wilson has a number of concerns. “If I were really evil, I’d use this to launder money.” Criminals are always looking for ways to turn cash into virtual currencies, he says. “I’d set up a donor account in the UK and an NGO account in Nigeria.”

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