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Indiegogo Slammed Over South Carolina Cop Campaign (Updated)

Indiegogo Slammed Over South Carolina Cop Campaign (Updated)

On Wednesday, an anonymous user created an Indiegogo campaign to raise money for Michael Slager, the South Carolina police officer charged with murder Tuesday after fatally shooting Walter Scott, a 50-year-old black man, in the back as he was running away.

A social media campaign has gained momentum against Indiegogo, with people on Facebook and Twitter urging the crowdfunding service to delete the campaign. Some critics are calling for a boycott against Indiegogo and are sharing the image below on social media.

In response, the company issued the following statement: “Indiegogo allows anyone, anywhere to fund ideas that matter to them and just like other open platforms — such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter — we don’t judge the content of campaigns as long as they are in compliance with our Terms of Use.”

As of Wednesday night, the campaign had raised less than $200 towards its $5,000 goal. Earlier in the day, the same campaign was removed from GoFundMe, another crowdfunding site, which said that it violated its terms of service.

Share your thoughts on Indiegogo’s decision in the comments section below.

Update: Indiegogo has apparently re-examined its decision and has removed all campaigns in support of Slager. “Our Trust & Safety team regularly conducts verifications and checks and these campaigns did not meet their standards,” said Indiegogo in a statement on Friday, according to The Chicago Tribune.

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