GoFundMe called to Commons over fears fundraising for Ottawa protests is linked to U.S. extremists - 2022-02-04

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F99.png GoFundMe called to Commons over fears fundraising for Ottawa protests is linked to U.S. extremists February 4, 2022, Mike Blanchfield, Canadian Press, National Observer

OTTAWA — A parliamentary committee has called on GoFundMe representatives to testify about how it ensures that money raised on its platform isn't used to promote hate, such as antisemitism and white supremacy.

New Democrat MP Alistair MacGregor won the unanimous approval Thursday of the House of Commons public safety committee to invite representatives from the crowdfunding website to answer questions about its security measures to ensure its funds are not used to promote extremism.

GoFundMe has been used to raise more than $10 million to support the anti-vaccine mandate protesters that have brought downtown Ottawa to a standstill for close to a week.

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{{cite news | first = Mike | last = Blanchfield | title = GoFundMe called to Commons over fears fundraising for Ottawa protests is linked to U.S. extremists | url = https://www.nationalobserver.com/2022/02/04/news/gofundme-commons-fundraising-ottawa-protests-linked-us-extremists | work = Canadian Press | publisher = National Observer | date = February 4, 2022 | accessdate = February 5, 2022 }}