If you think you can avoid the repugnant influence of Big Tech by staying off of social media, think again. The reach of Big Tech goes as far as the reach of the internet, which is just about everywhere these days. The crowdfunding platform GoFundMe attempted to commit what is possibly the worst Big Tech fraud in history when they announced their plan to steal $9 million from the Canadian truckers’ Freedom Convoy.
The world watched as thousands of Canadian truckers assembled in protest of Covid tyranny. However, many did not limit their support to social media posts. Many gave their own hard-earned money to a GoFundMe fundraiser set up in support of the truckers’ cause. Yet, as this fundraiser grew larger and larger, GoFundMe made the decision to remove the Freedom Convoy account.
That action alone would be a clear enough display of Big Tech tyranny, but the outrage does not end there. The standard GoFundMe procedure when a fundraiser is suspended is to return all money to the donors. However, in violation of their own policy, GoFundMe announced that they would instead be redistributing the funds to what they called “credible and established charities verified by GoFundMe.” Somehow, I doubt the charities picked by Big Tech would align with the values of the donors who lined up in support of medical freedom. Thankfully, Big Tech did not get away with their crime. After threatened legal action by the states of Florida and Texas, they instead promised to abide by their policy and return the money to donors.
Though this situation could have had a much worse outcome, the fact still remains that GoFundMe revealed itself to be a Big Tech tyrant of the highest order. Had it not been for courageous conservative leaders, they likely would have stolen millions of dollars from a peaceful civil demonstration despite their decision to raise funds for violent criminal activity by Black Lives Matter.
In the world of Big Tech, moral consistency is entirely optional. Don’t think you can escape their reach, because you can’t. Whether you are on social media or not, we all have a vested interest in ending the leftist tyranny of Big Tech.