Missouri Attorney General joined Florida and Georgia and launched an investigation into GoFundMe’s deceptive practices.
GoFundMe on Friday pulled the truckers’ $10 million Freedom Convoy 2022 fundraiser.
The company said they “now have evidence from law enforcement that the previously peaceful demonstration has become an occupation, with police reports of violence and other unlawful activity.”
“Following a review of relevant facts and multiple discussions with local law enforcement and city officials, this fundraiser is now in violation of our Terms of Service (Term 8, which prohibits the promotion of violence and harassment) and has been removed from the platform,” GoFundMe said in a statement.
Instead of returning the money to the donors, GoFundMe said it will disperse the remaining $9 million to charities.
After major backlash, GoFundMe announced they will issue automatic refunds to people who donated to the trucker fund.
Missouri AG Eric Schmidt said his office will be investigating GoFundMe’s deceptive practices.
— Eric Schmitt (@Eric_Schmitt) February 5, 2022