GoFundMe has become the main crowdfunding platform for those wanting to support the Canadian truckers protesting against the country’s vaccination policies. In about two weeks, the protesters raised around $7.9 million, but the platform has frozen the collected money and since removed the protesters’ fundraising profile.
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission with a demand to probe GoFundMe to determine “whether they’ve committed deceptive trade practices”, Fox News reported on Sunday.
The senator told the broadcaster that “when people gave money, they gave money under the promise it would go to the Freedom Convoy, not to whatever left-wing political ideology GoFundMe and other Silicon Valley companies support”.
Cruz claimed that the protesters were defending not only Canada, but “America as well”.