GoFundMe Cancels $10M Drive For Anti-Vax Truckers

The CBC reports:

The crowdfunding platform GoFundMe says it will stop payments to the organizers of Freedom Convoy 2022 because the protest violates its rules on violence and harassment . The company announced its decision in a blog post Friday evening, just two days after it froze disbursements of the fund.

“GoFundMe supports peaceful protests and we believe that was the intention of the Freedom Convoy 2022 fundraiser when it was first created,” the company said in the post. “We now have evidence from law enforcement that the previously peaceful demonstration has become an occupation, with police reports of violence and other unlawful activity.”

More than 120,000 donors contributed nearly $10.1 million to the fund. A CBC News analysis found that about one-third of donors were anonymous or used aliases, and that many of the donations were made from outside Canada.

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GoFundMe has been trending at #1 on Twitter since late last night. As you’d expect, hundreds of thousands of right wingers are denouncing the company.

Anti-vaxxers have created a new drive at the right wing crowdfunding site GiveSendGo, which crashed last night from heavy traffic.

Elon Musk, notably, is among those attacking GoFundMe.