Crowdfunding website pulls down fundraiser for Ukrainian military
A major crowdfunding website pulled down a campaign page for an NGO supporting the Ukrainian military.
Patreon, which provides a monthly subscription service for many crowdfunded creators, announced on Thursday it suspended the fundraising page for “Come Back Alive,” a Ukrainian NGO that provides funding and supplies to the Ukrainian military. The page had raised more than $400,000 in monthly donations since Russia began its invasion of Ukraine.
“We don’t allow Patreon to be used for funding weapons or military activity. It is a violation of our policies, and so we have removed the page. All remaining funds in the account will be refunded to contributors,” Patreon said in a blog post.
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