How Trump Steered Supporters Into Unwitting Donations

Zeedox

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Contributors had to wade through a fine-print disclaimer and manually uncheck a box to opt out.

As the election neared, the Trump team made that disclaimer increasingly opaque, an investigation by The New York Times showed. It introduced a second prechecked box, known internally as a “money bomb,” that doubled a person’s contribution. Eventually its solicitations featured lines of text in bold and capital letters that overwhelmed the opt-out language.
 
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Grimhogun

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I got duped into one of those by a game site. I signed up for a discount but I didn't see where if you didn't uncheck the box you got a subscription. It was only 3 dollars per month so I only lost three dollars because once I saw it I disabled it and left a really shitty review on them. That's how business is done now. just fuck people over. Trick and hide and decieve people to make money. It should be illegal!
 

Hugo Stiglitz

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It's like all the EULAs everyone checks when they install apps and games. You'd have to have a team of lawyers spend a week deciphering all the bullshit to understand what it means.
 
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