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George Floyd: why did GoFundMe suspend Candace Owens' account?

The pro Donald Trump activist had her account suspended from the crowd funding platform maintaining that she spread 'falsehoods against the black community'.

George Floyd: why did GoFundMe suspend Candace Owens' account?
MUSSA ISSA QAWASMA REUTERS

Crowd funding platform GoFundMe suspended the account of conservative activist Candace Owens from its platform on Sunday after she raised more than $200,000 for an Alabama business whose co-owner called George Floyd a "thug."

Owens launched a fundraising campaign on the website last Saturday to raise money for Michael Dykes⁠—the founder of Parkside Cafe in Birmingham, Alabama⁠—after he sent a text message to bar co-owner Robert Bagwell and an employee on Friday criticizing Floyd and protesters stating "We should go up one or two dollars on everything until June 10th. Call it a protest tax because all the idiots that went to the protests are responsible for us not being able to open normal hours," Dykes wrote.

Account violation

Despite Owen's GoFundMe campaign apparently raising more than $16,000 less than four hours after it went live, the crowd funding company GoFundMe removed the page on Sunday and also suspended Owen's account for violating the company's "terms of service."

Owens later posted the communication from GoFundMe and stated that the company "deemed that funds raised for a conservative business constitutes “intolerance” but any money raised would go to the Parkside Cafe.

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