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‘Double Standards’: Elon Musk Slams GoFundMe For Canceling The Freedom Convoy Fundraiser

Elon Musk accused GoFundMe of being a hypocrite after the American for-profit crowdfunding platform canceled the Freedom Convoy fundraiser.

GoFundMe is drawing flak for cutting ties with a convoy of Canadian truckers who are opposing vaccine mandates.

Taking to his Twitter account, Musk took a jab at the fundraising site with the caption, “Double-standard?” Morever, the 50-year-old business magnate shared a screenshot of a June 2020 tweet from GoFundMe.

In the tweet, GoFundMe supported Seattle’s lawless CHOP (Capitol Hill Occupied Protest). To recall, riots broke out at this autonomous zone, but police did not have permission to enter.

Elon Musk Slams GoFundMe

The Tesla founder called GoFundMe “Professional Thieves.”

On Jan. 29, several truckers in the “Freedom Convoy” entered Ottawa, with some of them blocking roads outside of Parliament buildings. They were honking loudly and brandishing Canadian flags.

Aside from that, thousands of truckers were carrying “F–k [Prime Minister Justin] Trudeau” banners. On Friday. To recall, GoFundMe stopped the release of nearly $10 million in donations to the group, citing connection with “the promotion of violence and harassment” during the Ottawa protest.

“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,” GoFundMe wrote in a statement (via NY Post).

Moreover, donors can ask for a refund until Feb. 19. Likewise, the rest of the money raised by the group will be given to “credible and established charities” that have been picked by Freedom Convoy organizers.

Also, Facebook removed a page by US truckers prepping to ride from California to Washington DC for another protest, earlier this week.

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