Mobile donations and the gatekeepers

That’s what they’re talking about over at TechPresident:

As we see political organizing — including the small-dollar donations that have been heralded as the cornerstone of distributed, technology-powered politics — moving from the wild west of the World Wide Web to places like cell phones and Apple apps, we’re adding new corporate gatekeepers to the stable of gatekeepers that was once largely limited to the Federal Election Commission. The benefit, of course, is that there are more and more channels by which to collect those tiny contributions, something that becomes more important in the wake of the Supreme Court’s campaign finance decision on corporate spending in theĀ Citizens United case. But there are trade-offs, no doubt.

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