Despite initially refusing to cave to pressure from Canadian PM Justin Trudeau and his allies, GoFundMe announced late Friday evening that it had decided not to disburse any more money to the “Freedom Convoy” and its supporters gathered in Coutts, Alberta and Ottawa. Users will now need to request a refund of their donation, or risk the possibility that the company will instead reroute it to an “approved” charity. …
GoFundMe has decided to take — or some might say steal — the roughly CAD$9 million that was supposed to be used to pay for supplies like gas, food and other necessities for the truckers and instead dole that money out to charities of the company’s choosing, unless donors fill out a request form.
Why the company has decided on this policy, instead of instating automatic refunds for donors, isn’t clear. But as [Rebel News Editor-in-Chief Ezra Levant] joked, “what a windfall” for Black Lives Matter, Greenpeace and Planned Parenthood.”
The ruling class have abandoned fairness and honor. Truth was thrown to the kerb a couple of decades back.
Is this the “let them eat cake” moment?
UPDATE: Elon Musk gets it:
Meanwhile, the tractors are joining the trucks!
UPDATE 2: Tyler Durden:
After the radical leftists in San Francisco who operate GoFundMe seized millions of dollars from the Canadian “Freedom Convoy” and vowed to refund donations to donors (upon request) or disburse the funds to “credible charities” (like Black Lives Matter, Greenpeace, and Planned Parenthood Matter), the internet went absolutely mental Friday night about the crowd-sourcing platform’s decision. …
Hours later, around 0200 ET Saturday, GoFundMe released another statement that said, “due to donor feedback, we are simplifying the process and automatically refunding donations.”
Was that so hard? Will anyone not of the left ever trust those people again?
It is a fraud for @gofundme to commandeer $9M in donations sent to support truckers and give it to causes of their own choosing.
I will work with @AGAshleyMoody to investigate these deceptive practices — these donors should be given a refund.
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) February 5, 2022
hat-tip Carrie, Joanne N., Stephen Neil