As if it weren’t already troubling enough to see Amazon, Google, and Facebook segregating conservative America from the masses, crowdfunding staple GoFundMe has joined the liberal choir.
Google, the world’s most powerful and far-reaching search engine, has long stood accused of censoring content by steering its users toward left-leaning websites and media outlets. This tactic becomes especially prevalent during times of political change, such as the 2016 U.S. presidential election in which Google refused to display auto-fill results pertaining to the obviously failing health of democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.
Facebook’s maneuvers were somewhat similar, cultivating their “trending topics” section to ignore any popular conservative topics or sources.
Now, as the internet continues down this dark path to overt liberalism, it seems that GoFundMe is no longer an equal opportunity platform.
“GoFundMe has reportedly removed the account of the Glazov Gang, who were raising funds for an anti-Sharia law tour and their conservative web show.
“According to a blog post made by The Glazov Gang, GoFundMe ‘suspended The Glazov Gang campaign without any notice or explanation, nor have they responded to any queries.’
“’This conduct by GoFundMe is part of its larger effort to shut down the efforts of Anni Cyrus, the producer of The Glazov Gang,’ they continued, adding, ‘Recently, also with no notice or explanation, GoFundMe deleted Anni’s entire account while she was raising funds for her anti-Sharia tour — wiping out all of her donor history and four open campaigns, one of which was The Glazov Gang campaign.’
“’This development is part of a current onslaught by companies who are closing their platforms to those who dissent from the Left’s totalitarian worldview,’ the web show concluded. ‘Freedom of speech and conscience are being annihilated each passing day right before our eyes.'”
Regardless of GoFundMe’s political beliefs, the site’s entire ethos could now be in jeopardy.
The beauty and freedom of crowdfunding has allowed for like-minded individuals to connect, share ideas and resources, and keep the vibrant diversity of American culture at the forefront of entrepreneurship. Kickstarter, GoFundMe, and others were once seen as some of the last bastions of the truth behind the American Dream.
Now, however, the certainty of their purpose is completely unknown.