Ted Cruz Calls for FTC Probe Into GoFundMe for Shutting Down Convoy Fundraiser

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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said Sunday he was demanding the Federal Trade Commission investigate crowdfunding site GoFundMe after it shut down a fundraiser supporting truckers protesting Canadian COVID-19 restrictions.

“Today I sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) asking that the FTC open an investigation into GoFundMe into whether they’ve committed deceptive trade practices,” Cruz said on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures.”

GoFundMe announced Friday it had shut down the “Freedom Convoy 2022” fundraiser and would no longer distribute donations to the event’s organizers, citing “police reports of violence and unlawful activity” as justification. The company initially planned to allow donors to request refunds…

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