Indiegogo removes fundraisers that supported S.C. police officer – Chicago Tribune
Online crowdfunding platform Indiegogo late Friday removed all fund-raising campaigns in support of South Carolina police officer Michael Slager.
The move came about a day after crowdfunding site GoFundMe took the same action.
Slager, who is white, was charged Tuesday with murder after video surfaced of him fatally shooting an unarmed black man, Walter Scott, in the back during a traffic stop.
Supporters of Slager promptly attempted fundraising campaigns for him on crowdfunding sites GoFundMe and Indiegogo. GoFundMe rejected one such campaign, telling Blue Sky on Thursday that the campaign violated its terms and conditions.
Meanwhile, campaigns in support of Slager remained on Indiegogo through midday Friday, even as Twitter users continued to pressure the site to remove them. One campaign received about $1,500 in pledges, and six others received little to no funding.
But Indiegogo confirmed late Friday that it had removed all campaigns in support of Slager.
“Our Trust & Safety team regularly conducts verifications and checks and these campaigns did not meet their standards,” an Indiegogo spokesman wrote in an email.
Twitter users quickly reacted. Wrote @NoShock: “It appears that @Indiegogo has shut down that fundraiser for Slager. Great job to everyone who contacted them.”
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