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Re: [tor-talk] Non-free country law preventing Tor from getting donations
16.06.2014 03:59, Griffin Boyce:
> Sebastian G. <bastik.tor> wrote:
>> Money is money; independent from the source.
> Money (especially donations to non-profits) are perceived to have
> politics attached to it. After Hurricane Katrina, there was a bit of an
> uproar after Kuwait offered to donate $400m in oil and $100m in actual
> money. My (limited) understanding is that Country X can use good deeds
> like those to try to rehabilitate their image, or use it to insinuate a
> political tie between themselves and the US. With some countries, these
> sanctions go away after a while, but with others it's a difficult
> situation long-term. Imagine if, to choose a totally random example,
> North Korea decided to give a billion dollars to anti-poverty charities
> while its people go hungry. Or if Lukashenko gave a few million to
> lobby for journalistic protections in the US while having an awful
> record domestically.
I didn't consider that. Morally questionable sources do have to be
considered. It also has to be considered what the agenda is/was.
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