Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Five Times GoFundMe Shut Down Conservative Fundraisers; The Beatings Will Continue Until The Right Imposes Costs For Cancellation Attempts

Five times GoFundMe shut down conservative fundraisers:
GoFundMe is one of the largest crowdfunding platforms in the United States, but over recent years, the company has faced scrutiny for its content moderation policies.
The platform has rules for fundraisers on its site to fight against scams and money being raised for illegal activities, but some prominent Republicans have accused the company of being biased against conservatives in the enforcement of its policies.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, for his part, has said he will work with Florida's attorney general to investigate GoFundMe's "deceptive practices."
Here are five examples of fundraisers the company has faced controversy for removing over recent years:
Freedom Convoy
GoFundMe said it took down a fundraiser last week for the "Freedom Convoy" — a group of Canadian truckers who were protesting Canadian rules requiring truckers to be fully vaccinated or comply with quarantine and testing requirements. The convoy drove across parts of Canada to Ottawa, the capital, as part of its protest.
GoFundMe said in a statement that it had discussions with Canadian authorities and concluded that the group had violated its policies that prohibit the "promotion of violence and harassment." It also announced that it would return all of the $9 million worth of donations the page received. --->Read about the other 4 HERE
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The Beatings Will Continue Until The Right Imposes Costs For Cancellation Attempts:
When you’re dealing with a terrorist or a bully, the only way to make him stop is to make his aggression not worth it any more.
A new wave of leftist repression against their political opponents hit last week in two high-profile incidents. The first was crowdsourcing platform GoFundMe’s attempt to steal approximately $10 million from people across the world who donated to support a Freedom Convoy of truckers protesting Covid tyranny in Canada. The second was Michelle Malkin publishing the news that Airbnb has banned her and her husband from their platform over her political views.
GoFundMe initially claimed it would redirect the funds collected for the truckers’ protest to “charities” of their own choosing.
After Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Friday they would investigate GoFundMe for fraud if it did not return donors’ money, GoFundMe agreed to return the donations. Meanwhile, the truckers’ fundraising campaign moved to the Christian crowdfunding site GiveSendGo, which then faced an onslaught of hacking attacks.
Numerous commentators noted that GoFundMe has assisted fundraising campaigns for violent leftist political groups such as Black Lives Matter and Antifa. Unlike chronic confirmed violence from those two international political agitation groups, authorities have not publicly substantiated claims that convoy participants have perpetrated violence. Participants in the convoy have repeatedly affirmed their intentions to protest peacefully.
At the very least, it is clear that neither government officials nor big tech infrastructure platforms are giving these anti-leftist protesters the same benefit of the doubt they always give leftist protesters. Just think about the Portland radicals allowed to firebomb federal courthouses for months. Nothing even close to that is happening in Ottawa. --->READ MORE HERE
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