Headline RoundupFebruary 16th, 2022

Funding of Freedom Convoy Stirs Controversy After Hackers Leak Donor List

Summary from the AllSides News Team

On Sunday night, hackers released a list of names of those who purportedly donated to Canada’s Freedom Convoy through Christian fundraising site GiveSendGo. 

About 55,000 of the roughly 93,000 donors were American, according to a Tuesday analysis from the Washington Post (Lean Left); GiveSendGo told Fox Business (Lean Right) on Tuesday that roughly half of donations came from Americans. On Wednesday, police in Ottawa told the protesting truckers to clear the city’s streets or face criminal charges. The same day, two Canadian police departments froze 34 cryptocurrency wallets tied to Freedom Convoy funding after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau authorized the use of Canada’s Emergencies Act

Coverage was somewhat more common in right-rated outlets. While some coverage in right-rated outlets tended to highlight threats against small donors in Canada, some coverage in left-rated outlets highlighted prominent Republican donors in the U.S.

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