GoFundMe Bans Fundraising For Travel To Trump Rallies - 2021-01-11
As Trump supporters continue to plan rallies in Washington, DC, before and during Joe Biden's inauguration, GoFundMe, the largest fundraising platform in the world, has banned their ability to raise money for travel expenses.
GoFundMe, used by 96 million people, announced the decision to ban those fundraisers on Monday. Like other tech giants, the crowdfunding company, which has processed more than 120 million donations since it launched in 2010, has been scrambling to find, monitor, and remove incendiary pro-Trump content.
"Due to the violence, GoFundMe has removed numerous fundraisers intended to raise money for travel expenses," a spokesperson told BuzzFeed News. "GoFundMe will remove fundraisers for travel expenses to a future political event where there's risk of violence by the attendees."