Houston’s ABC News affiliate reports:
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said he launched an investigation into GoFundMe over what he calls potential violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act.
“GoFundMe’s response to an anti-mandate, pro-liberty movement should ring alarm bells to anyone using the donation platform and, more broadly, any American wanting to protect their constitutional rights,” Paxton said in a statement.
“Many Texans donated to this worthy cause. I am acting to protect Texas consumers so that they know where their hard-earned money is going, rather than allowing GoFundMe to divert money to another cause without the consent of Texas citizens. I will get to the bottom of this deceitful action.”
Read the full article. As I previously reported, all donations to the anti-vax convoy were automatically refunded days ago.
Today, I’m announcing an investigation into GoFundMe’s actions ⬇️
— Texas Attorney General (@TXAG) February 9, 2022
Texas attorney general asks GoFundMe for documents related to Canadian protests, including contacts with governments and police. Ken Paxton accuses company of not delivering money donated by Texans after company said it would freeze funds. Previous story: https://t.co/qos3yeENVx
— CBC News Alerts (@CBCAlerts) February 9, 2022