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Runestad requests AG investigate GoFundMe

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Jim Runestad on Monday sent a letter to Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel requesting that she launch an investigation into the crowdsourcing platform GoFundMe.

“The attorney general talks a lot about consumer protection, but the rubber meets the road when we are dealing with multibillion-dollar, powerful, technology giants,” said Runestad, R-White Lake. “I have asked the attorney general to carry out her role as an advocate for Michigan consumers and investigate GoFundMe as to whether it has seriously misled residents who have utilized its services and is in violation of state law meant to protect consumers from shady companies.”

Several state governors and attorneys general have already announced plans to investigate GoFundMe after it shut down a fundraising effort in support of the Canadian truckers’ “Freedom Convoy.”

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