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Kickstarter Links to BLM #DefundThePolice Page

Crowdfunding platform Kickstarter added a link at the top of its website directing users to a Black Lives Matter website — operated by ActBlue Charities — calling for “a national defunding of police” and soliciting donations.

Protesters rally Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Phoenix, demanding that the Phoenix City Council defund the Phoenix Police Department. The protest is a result of the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Man Becomes ‘Japanese Monkey Spirit’ in Board Game Thanks to Wikipedia Hoax

Kickstarter-funded tabletop game Rising Sun by CMON Limited included a supposed monkey spirit from Japanese folklore named “Kotahi” as a backer-exclusive “stretch goal” piece. A year later, as the game began arriving to backers, it was learned that the “Kotahi” was actually a Wikipedia hoax named after a New Zealand teen.

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Western Vets Crowdfund Their Journeys to Fight ISIS in Iraq and Syria

The Islamic State’s conquests in Iraq and Syria– from the largest metropolitan areas to the most unassuming villages of both nations– have raised alarm around the world. And as the Kurdish forces on the ground lament a lack of resources necessary to finish the job, their call has summoned a broad coalition of Western military veterans using the internet to fund trips to the front lines of the war on ISIS.

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