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Rutledge Announces Investigation of GoFundMe for Denying Donations for Freedom Convoy of Truckers

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced the investigation into GoFundMe for potential violations of the Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act (ADTPA). Supporters of the truckers’ protest against vaccine mandates in Ottawa, Canada, have donated more than $10 million dollars through the crowdfunding platform GoFundMe. Because the company disagrees with the protest, it recently announced that it would unilaterally end the fundraiser and either refund the money given by the donors or redirect those funds to other causes.    

“GoFundMe has tried to decide what is and is not a worthy cause based on its skewed political bias without any regard to the Arkansans who have given their hard earned money to support this effort,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “GoFundMe is contributing to the cancel culture that has unfairly caused so much harm, and I will not stand for its hasty and possibly illegal revocation or diversion of donations.”

Arkansans who have made an online donation through GoFundMe, but have yet to receive a reimbursement should file a consumer complaint at [email protected].

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