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130 Post author: Yvain 24 December 2010 09:26PM

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Comment author: Yvain 25 December 2010 11:34:51AM *  6 points [-]

I request more information. Your link goes to an "astroturfing scandal", which was stupid but doesn't obviously cast doubt on their metrics or sincerity (also, wow; remind me never to do anything wrong on the Internet where those people can see it).

As far as I can tell, GiveWell allows you to donate either to them or to their recommended charities, and makes it very clear which is which. I don't know if they're doing enough good to justify their operating expenses, but they don't seem to be doing anything deliberately dishonest in that regard.

But If you can point me to other people who do the same sort of thing GiveWell does but better, and are easily accessible online, I'll switch the links to them.