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More data on Canadian ‘Freedom Convoy’ donors leaked – website


WASHINGTON/TORONTO, Feb 15 (Reuters) – The leaked website Distributed Denial of Secrets said on Tuesday it had released more donor files from fundraising platform GiveSendGo regarding Canada’s movement of people opposed to pandemic health, including COVID-19 vaccine mandates.

On Sunday, the DDoS website, which is dedicated to releasing leaked data, said it was posting donor information regarding the “Freedom Convoy 2022” campaign, which raised more than $2 million in donations. It includes funds raised from several Canadian business owners.

Tuesday’s leak contains information from donors about a similar “Adopt-a-Trucker” campaign, which says it operates “in partnership with the Freedom Convoy.” The Adopt-a-Trucker effort seemed to raise less money and involve fewer donors.

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Funding for the Canadian protests has become a key point of interest as authorities in Ottawa and elsewhere try to rein in trucker-led rallies since late January that have blocked towns and border crossings across Canada. with demands that include the removal of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Read more

GiveSendGo did not immediately respond to a request for comment on a hack or the status of its campaigns.

Sunday’s data from the US-based Christian fundraising site included names, email addresses, zip codes and internet protocol addresses. Tuesday’s leak offered similar information in addition to payment details, based on a review of the data.

The new GiveSendGo data also came from a “hack” according to DDoS, which did not provide further information. The Adopt-a-Trucker campaign raised nearly $600,000, according to GiveSendGo.

DDoS said that because the donor information contained sensitive personal information, it would not make the data publicly available, but would instead offer it to journalists and researchers.

DDoS describes itself as a non-profit organization dedicated to enabling the free transmission of data in the public interest.

GiveSendGo became the main channel for getting money to protesters after consumer crowdfunding platform GoFundMe blocked donations to the self-proclaimed Freedom Convoy. Earlier this month, the group said it had raised $8 million for the protests.

The Ontario government last week obtained an injunction freezing funds from GiveSendGo’s “Freedom Convoy 2022” and “Adopt-A-Trucker” campaigns. L1N2UL3GW GiveSendGo said at the time that it was not subject to Canadian law and continued to fundraise.

Brad Howland, president of EasyKleen Pressure Systems Ltd, which is headquartered in New Brunswick and manufactures high-pressure cleaning systems, donated $75,000 to GiveSendGo’s “Freedom Convoy” on Feb. 9, according to sources. leaked information confirmed by Reuters.

In a statement sent by a company spokesperson, Howland confirmed his support for the convoy, saying he wanted the government to remove the warrants “to restore all of our freedoms.”

“We traveled to Ottawa this weekend and witnessed the protest firsthand,” the statement read in part. “They have a beautiful, legal and peaceful protest that has overwhelmed us with emotion. Seeing the love, peace and unity that so many of us

I had been waiting for a long time – It was the experience of a lifetime.”

Holden Rhodes, a London, Ontario-based lawyer and mountain resort owner, confirmed in an email to Reuters that he and his wife donated $25,000 to the Freedom Convoy. It was one of Canada’s largest donations.

“Without freedom, we have nothing. … That’s why I do what I do,” Rhodes said, adding that Ontario’s decision on Monday to scrap vaccination proof requirements and other restrictions early is proof that the movement has succeeded. Read more

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Reporting by Christopher Bing in Washington, Anna Mehler Paperney in Toronto and Julie Gordon in Ottawa; Written by Chris Sanders; Editing by Franklin Paul, Jonathan Oatis and Marguerita Choy

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