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Tue Apr 16, 2019, 09:44 AM

Anti-vaxxers banned from raising money on GoFundMe

Source: The Independent

Anti-vaxxers banned from raising money on GoFundMe

‘We will remove any campaigns currently on the platform,’ says crowdfunding company

Peter Stubley
1 day ago

Anti-vaxxers have been banned from raising money on GoFundMe in an attempt to stop the spread of conspiracy theories and misinformation.

The crowdfunding platform announced it was carrying out a “thorough review” following reports that one campaigner had gathered nearly $80,000 (£60,000) in donations.

Larry Cook, who promoted his fundraising efforts using Facebook adverts, targeted mothers with claims the medical community was covering up baby “slaughter”.

GoFundMe spokesman Bobby Whithorne said: “Campaigns raising money to promote misinformation about vaccines violate GoFundMe’s terms of service and will be removed from the platform.

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Read more: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/antivax-gofundme-ban-donation-crowdfunding-vaccines-conspiracy-a8870716.html

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