Chase Bank Rigs Online Fundraising Contest?

More shenanigans from our beloved mega-banks, concerning this Facebook contest :

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via the NY Times

JPMorgan Chase & Company is coming under fire for the way it conducted an online contest to award millions of dollars to 100 charities.

At least three nonprofit groups — Students for Sensible Drug Policy, the Marijuana Policy Project and an anti-abortion group, Justice for All— say they believe that Chase disqualified them over concerns about associating its name with their missions.

The groups say that until Chase made changes to the contest, they appeared to be among the top 100 vote-getters.

“They never gave us any indication that there was any problem with our organization qualifying,” said Micah Daigle, executive director of Students for Sensible Drug Policy. “Now they’re completely stonewalling me.”

Three days before the contest ended, Chase stopped giving participants access to voting information, and it has not made public the vote tallies of the winners.

“This is a problem of accountability,” said David Lee, executive director of Justice for All. “Simply publish the votes and let us see that the 100 organizations named as winners won.”

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  • http://www.xenex.org/ xen

    In this case, I think it is safe to jump to the obvious conclusion. Chase doesn’t care to act as a democracy. It is their money (or so they would like you to think…) and they certainly want “cuddlier” charities to win it.

  • http://www.xenex.org/ xen

    In this case, I think it is safe to jump to the obvious conclusion. Chase doesn't care to act as a democracy. It is their money (or so they would like you to think…) and they certainly want “cuddlier” charities to win it.

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