Canada Freedom Convoy Ottawa Police Service received backlash after they thanked GoFundMe for removing the Freedom Convoy’s fundraiser.
GoFundMe — a popular crowdsourcing platform — announced that they would shut down the Canadian Freedom Convoy page, through which organizers raised millions of dollars to support individuals and truck drivers protesting Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. The company has since committed to refunding donors.
Ottawa Police reacted favorably to the move, lauding GoFundMe for refusing to aid “unlawful demonstrations.”
“We want to thank @gofundme for listening to our concerns as a City and a police service,” the agency tweeted on Friday. “The decision to withhold funding for these unlawful demonstrations is an important step and we call on all crowdfunding sites to follow.” We want to thank @gofundme for listening to our concerns as a City and a police service. The decision to withhold funding for these unlawful demonstrations is an important step and we call on all crowdfunding sites to follow.
— Ottawa Police (@OttawaPolice) February 5, 2022 However, some on Twitter blasted Ottawa Police for suppressing peaceful protests.
“You give cops everywhere a bad name,” Canadian commentator Lauren Chen said . “Shame on you, disgusting fascists.”
“The obvious and ongoing collusion between governments and tech companies to censor political speech and shut down lawful opposition is one reason why many of us have called for new antidiscrimination laws similar to ones applied in public accommodation & common carrier settings,” Federal Communication Commission official Brendan Carr noted .
“Lol,” podcast host Tim Pool said . “Abolish the police.”Several Republican attorneys general from across the United States have publicly announced that their offices will be investigating whether GoFundMe violated state laws as it pulled the Freedom Convoy’s fundraiser and initially said that it would send the money to other charities.Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost said that GoFundMe’s decision […]
Most “Conservative” News Outlets Are on the Big Tech Teat
Not long ago, conservative media was not beholden to anyone. Today, most sites are stuck on the Big Tech gravy train.
I’ll keep this short. The rise of Pandemic Panic Theater, massive voter fraud, and other “taboo” topics have neutered a majority of conservative news sites. You’ll notice they are very careful about what topics they tackle. Sure, they’ll attack Critical Race Theory, Antifa, and the Biden-Harris regime, but you won’t see them going after George Soros, Bill Gates, the World Economic Forum, or the Deep State, among others.
The reason is simple. They are beholden to Big Tech, and Big Tech doesn’t allow certain topics to be discussed or they’ll cut you off. Far too many conservative news outlets rely on Google, Facebook, and Twitter for the bulk of their traffic. They depend on big checks from Google ads to keep the sites running. I don’t necessarily hold it against them. We all do what we need to do to survive. I just wish more would do like we have, which is to cut out Big Tech altogether.
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