Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted a meme on Saturday, calling US-based fundraising platform GoFundMe “professional thieves.”
Musk also posted a screenshot of the platform’s 2020 tweet promoting a campaign to raise money for farming inside the ‘CHOP’ zone (Capitol Hill Occupied Protest) in downtown Seattle, Washington, which was occupied by activists during the peak of the anti-racism and police brutality protests in the US that year.
GoFundMe’s tweet from two years ago said: “In a community with no police, this farmer is feeding people and bringing them closer together.”
“Double standard?” Musk wrote on Saturday, referring to the platform’s recent decision to stop the campaign to raise money for Canadian truckers protesting the country’s Covid-19 vaccine mandate. Musk also denied reports that he had donated to the protesters.
Thousands of truckers have been flooding into Canada’s capital, Ottawa since late last week. Calling themselves ‘Freedom Convoy 2022’, they say the vaccine mandate and other restrictions endanger their livelihoods.