We’re learning all sorts of things about GoFundMe now that the crowdsourcing service is refunding donations to the Freedom Convoy 2022 fundraiser to support the truckers protesting against vaccine mandates and lockdowns in Ottawa, Ontario. Apparently, GoFundMe has no problem promoting and soliciting donations for causes it believes in, like that of fired dashboard designer Rebekah Jones, who said she was fired for refusing to manipulate data to make it look like Florida’s COVID-19 deaths were being undercounted. National Review’s Charles C. W. Cooke wrote the definitive takedown of Jones in National Review last year:

… Jones confirmed this week that she has been lying about the role she played in the department. And, once she’d done that, there was nothing that she could do except to back off her main claim. No direct access to the database means no ability to delete data from the database. No ability to delete data from the database means no claim that she was asked to delete data from the database. No claim that she was asked to delete data from the database means no scandal.

Game over.

NPR bought into her claim hook, line, and sinker, and GoFundMe linked to NPR’s reporting in a solicitation to “support Rebekah’s mission.”

Maybe GoFundMe would like to explain this one?

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