Update: IndieGoGo representatives have confirmed that the site has pulled a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for a former South Carolina police officer’s legal defense fund.
The “Michael T. Slager Support Fund,” which appeared at IndieGoGo after a similar campaign was pulled from the site GoFundMe, no longer exists, and its page was replaced on Friday by a generic 404 page with no explanation. In a statement to Ars Technica, IndieGoGo confirmed that the campaign “did not meet” the standards of the site’s Trust and Safety Team.
The fundraising campaign, and its associated Facebook page, never contained any identifying information or clarification as to where any raised funds would be sent, and messages sent by Ars Technica to both pages’ contact links were never answered. As of press time, the Facebook page hadn’t been updated to reflect the IndieGoGo closure.
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