(RightWing.org) – Controversy continues to surround Canada’s Freedom Convoy donors weeks after government officials froze their fundraising accounts. A recent report shed light on Google’s involvement in releasing information regarding their identities.
On Tuesday, February 22, Alberta4All posted screenshots of a Google Maps page containing pins identifying the locations of thousands of Freedom Convoy donors scattered throughout Ontario, Canada. Each pin also revealed the name, email address, donor ID, and the amount they donated to the convoy. As Alberta4All noted, the doxing of the donors on a Google Map was a “complete breach of privacy.”
I’m not going to post the actual url out of respect for those people but trust me, it’s real and a lot of data.#abpoli #canpoli pic.twitter.com/wCcus5o1gG
— CW 4 a New Republic of Alberta4All. Nothing Less. (@alberta_cw) February 22, 2022
Breitbart News reported it remains unclear who published the map or how they obtained the records from the convoy’s GiveSendGo fundraiser campaign. However, Breitbart did receive reports about a previous hack of the site that reportedly led to harassment of donors supporting the Freedom Convoy by journalists working for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and The Washington Post.
The Washington Post is contacting people whose donation info was leaked and who gave as little as 40 dollars to the truckers to ask them why they did so
Email provided to me by a source pic.twitter.com/qbzebYyHiP
— Saagar Enjeti (@esaagar) February 16, 2022
Anyone can set up a Google Map free of charge, complicating efforts to determine who published the webpage. But, is it too much to ask to expect a massive online giant like Google to implement measures to prevent nefarious actors from using its platform and services to dox individuals?
Perhaps it’s time to change currently accepted narratives regarding the Big Tech company. Maybe Google isn’t all-wise, all-knowing, or accurate? What do you think?
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