Patreon scraps plans to introduce new charges, and apologizes to users

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Artists’ and creators’ platform Patreon has scrapped controversial plans to introduce a new pricing structure after a vocal backlash from users. The site — used by many artists and creators to raise money — had planned to add a service charge to pledges placed by patrons. While the new pricing structure would have reduced fees paid by artists, there was a fear that fewer pledges would be made due to fees having to be shouldered by those pledging money. CEO Jack Conte has now apologized and says that the company will work on a better system that does not unfairly…

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