B. Dolan here. I created Knowmore.org, the Web's Largest Corporate Crime Database. AMA
EDIT: Thanks for playing along, Reddit. The drive to Save Knowmore.org will stay up for a few months longer while we try to pull out all the stops to get it funded. You can joint the campaign and help spread the word by sharing our Generosity page which is here: https://www.generosity.com/fundraising/web-s-largest-searchable-corporate-crime-database
Hi there. I'm B. Dolan.
I've done other AMAs before, but only as a rapper / writer. While I'll happily answer about those parts of what I do, I'm here specifically to talk about an ongoing web community project aimed at corporate crime and abuse.
We recently launched a crowdsourcing campaign to re-fund the website KNOWMORE.ORG. That website was, between '05-2014, a searchable portable to the largest database of Corporate Crime information and history on the internet. It allowed users to search the name of any brand, product or company and be shown a profile that rated the company for human rights, worker's rights, environmental concerns, political influence, and business ethics. It also clearly listed the contact information for all public officers of the company.
KNOWMORE.ORG gave easy quick access to an ongoing project to catalogue and rate the behavior of every major corporation in the world. It connected their practices to the products we buy every day, while allowing us to keep track of the effects big business had on our lives and laws globally. It was also a powerful tool in the hands of activists seeking to use their boycott more effectively.
Watching the video and reading the project description will explain further, if you're interested. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UwEYKuMY7g
Before you ask: The video has a Kickstarter logo but the campaign's on Indiegogo. We weren't sure which platform we'd use when making the video. It's not an illuminati thing. Promise.
The project got posted to Reddit a couple weeks ago and shot to the front page within a couple days.
People had lots of questions about the site which I answered in the old topic, but I wanted to take this opportunity to more formally open the project up to questioning and make sure people saw their answers.
So, you know. Come at me. It's a complex project with a long history that I'm happy to talk about at length. I've set aside the rest of the night to answer and will do my best to leave no AM un-A'd. We've currently raised around $14,000 towards the Drive's $100k goal, and want to make sure people have a chance to know it's happening before making a decision on the site's fate. If you can't donate but think it's a worthy idea, please spread it around!