New leaked data shows most donors to ‘Adopt-a-Trucker’ GiveSendGo page were Canadian


Published February 16, 2022 at 4:58 pm

OTTAWA — A new data leak shows that about 60 per cent of donors to an “Adopt-a-Trucker” page on online fundraising platform GiveSendGo were Canadian and 37 per cent were American.

About US$540,000 was raised on the page to support anti-vaccine mandate protesters in Ottawa and throughout Canada up to Feb. 10.

The new tranche of data was obtained by transparency group Distributed Denial of Secrets, which has previously provided the media with leaked information from right-wing organizations.

It was released on Tuesday following an earlier leak from the “Freedom Convoy 2022” page on Christian crowdfunding website GiveSendGo, which raised US$8.4 million.

That earlier leak showed that 56 per cent of donors to that page came from the United States and 39 per cent from Canada.

GiveSendGo said in tweet late Tuesday that it was attacked by “malicious actors” and was aggressively pursuing action for what it called a cybercrime. 

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 16, 2022.

The Canadian Press

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