Whole Foods blog gaffe repeated by GiveWell founder

Jennifer Berk at bloggerrelations.com reports via the NYT: “it seems that Holden Karnofsky, a founder of charity-rating site GiveWell.org, posted a question on MetaFilter and then answered it himself from another account. He’s left similar comments on other sites, again not identifying himself as part of the organization he’s promoting…”
Describing it as “a horrible lapse in judgement”, Karnofsky went to ground though not before seeing a demotion from executive director to program officer and a $5k internal docking of income.

Remember when your mum used to say you could get taken away for talking to yourself?? Well, this is the e-equivalent of it. To my dear departed Ma; we salute you!!

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