After GoFundMe banned Canada’s Freedom Convoy of truckers from using its service, CloutHub has stepped in to fill the void.
“There is no more important movement for freedom across the American continent right now than the Freedom Convoy 2022,” CloutHub founder Jeff Brain said in a press release. “We are proud to support the Canadian Truckers and will help support the other Trucker movements popping up around the world to fight against unlawful mandates. CloutHub is where the world connects and organizes to take on the issues they care about, including defending liberty and freedom.”
The group had raised more than 10 million Canadian dollars (about $7.9 million American) through GoFundMe, the second-largest haul on that site in Canada’s history.
A woman called Tamara Lichhe set up the GoFundMe account to help offset wages and pay for gas and food for the truckers while they participate in the blockade, which has jammed Ottawa, the nation’s capital city, for more than a week. The truckers are protesting COVID-19 mandates.
“Freedom Convoy 2022 has collaborated with social media platform CloutHub to organize its supporters and raise donations to replace the frozen funds,” CloutHub’s press release said. “Crowdfunding for the truckers is available at freedomconvoy2022.org.”
CloutHub is an alternative to Silicon Valley’s tech titans that promises zero censorship of its users.
“CloutHub is an all-in-one platform that gives ordinary people the power to effectively connect, organize and address the issues they care about on a local, state, and national level,” according to the company. “CloutHub’s groundbreaking technology allows members to take action on the most pressing issues impacting their lives, communities, and country without fear of censorship.”
The Freedom Convoy has become an international movement.
Truckers in Australia, a country known for its extremely strict COVID-19 protocols, mobilized in solidarity with their Canadian counterparts only to be shut down by the police.
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Pete D’Abrosca is a contributor at The Georgia Star News and The Star News Network. Follow Pete on Twitter. Email tips to [email protected].
Photo “Freedom Convoy” by Glen Motz.