Exclusive: Extremists raised $6.2 million on crowdfunding websites in ‘heyday’ of financing

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ADL researchers tracked 324 fundraising campaigns connected to extremists, including:

  • The Proud Boys
  • The Oath Keepers
  • White supremacist groups like the Ku Klux Klan
  • Extremist Black Hebrew Israelites. (BHI is a new religious sect whose followers believe Black people are the “true” Hebrews. A subset of the group holds racist and antisemitic beliefs.)

Researchers tracked campaigns across 10 crowdfunding sites. Most were housed on GiveSendGo, which calls itself a “Christian crowdfunding” website founded in 2014. GiveSendGo campaigns accounted for $5.4 million of the total fundraising tallied by the group.

As USA TODAY reported in 2021, participants in the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021, have used GiveSendGo and other crowdfunding sites to raise money for their legal bills and other expenses.

Content retrieved from: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2023/01/31/givesendgo-gofundme-helped-extremists-raise-millions/11134907002/.

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