“In a cycle of self-righteous indignation that’s become all too familiar at this point, GOP lawmakers are calling for fraud investigations into GoFundMe after it took down a fundraising effort for an anti-vaccine mandate protest in Canada.
“Granted, the popular crowdfunding platform already said it would refund all donations, but that detail is significantly less conducive to riling up idiots on Twitter.
“It all stems back to the self-described Freedom Convoy 2022, a movement that began as a protest to Canada’s vaccine requirements for cross-border truckers that has since evolved into a catch-all rallying point for a slew of conservative talking points.
“Support from prominent conservative figures, including former President Donald Trump, helped to fuel the movement’s virality.
“GoFundMe shut down the movement’s fundraising page on Friday after it raised more than $US9 ($12) million, determining it had violated the platform’s terms of service against promoting violence and harassment in the wake of several concerning police reports about a Freedom Convoy protest in Ottawa, Canada.”
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