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That an organization is non-profit is often used as a badge of honor associated with independence and selflessly working for the common good, but it does not mean that the organization is not financed to promote someone's commercial interest, or financed to achieve a larger political result that in the end is different from what the organization's stated objective is.

An apt comparison would be loss leader, the way a supermarket may heavily promote certain goods and selling them at a loss to draw people to the store, in order to make up the loss by price gouging on other products.

The most notorious examples are non-governmental organizations (NGOs), non-profits which are often dominated or used as front groups for the CIA or other deep state interests to set the political agenda, destabilize foreign governments, or more indirectly, to finance a loyal cadre.

Most foundations, think-tanks and NGOs are non-profits, even though quite a few of them are created to influence politics and thus ultimately make large profits for someone.


 

Examples

Page nameDescription
38 DegreesBritish Avaaz.
Association of Old Crows
AvaazA hugely popular clicktivist site with spooky connections.
Big Brother Watch
Bulletin of the Atomic ScientistsCreated the Doomsday Clock illustrating the danger of nuclear war
Nonprofit 501(c)(3)A corporation, trust, unincorporated association or other type of organization exempt from federal income tax.
Obama FoundationFoundation of Barack Obama
The European Journalism CentreAn independent and non-profit institute sponsored by several influential government-backed NGOs. One of EJC's goals is to "retrain journalists", a similar geopolitical stance and aim of Stopfake.
The Wellcome Sanger Institute
Wikimedia FoundationOwners of Wikipedia


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