GoFundMe seems like a cry to take my money and run!
By Douglas Blair ~
The popular crowdfunding site GoFundMe has taken down yet another conservative donation campaign.
As donations for the “Freedom Convoy” trucker protest in Ottawa, Ontario, reached $10 million on Feb. 4, GoFundMe pulled the plug on it and took the page down, alleging violence and unlawful activity as an excuse.
Conservative causes like the “Freedom Convoy” in Canada are routinely censored by GoFundMe. Pictured: The truckers and their supporters protest COVID-19 vaccine mandates and related restrictions on Feb. 4 in Ottawa, Canada. (Photo: Dave Chan/ AFP/Getty Images)
To add insult to injury, the company wasn’t originally planning on returning the donated funds from the canceled page unless asked. Instead, GoFundMe claimed it intended to distribute the money to charities the truckers selected. After massive public pushback—especially from a number of states’ attorneys general—the platform relented and said it would automatically return the funds.
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