DHILLON: PAYPAL PARTNERSHIP WITH SPLC MARKS AN ERA OF CENSORSHIP

The Daily Caller | 2/27/2019 | Staff
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Add a new company to the list of “big tech” entities that have promised to cut off conservatives: PayPal. Do you advocate for border security, call attention to anti-American groups and people, ask pointed questions of powerful politicians, or point out social media giant hypocrisy? No banking for you!

Just last year, SPLC was forced to pay $3.375 million in damages and abjectly apologize for falsely claiming a man was an anti-Muslim extremist. By incorporating the hard bias of SPLC into its business model, Paypal cuts off a major avenue for financing nonprofit groups and writers on the right.

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Even the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) — a left-leaning group focused on digital rights and advocacy — has expressed concerns about the ability of financial institutions and other online payment processors to engage in what they call legal censorship. As far back as 2010, when PayPal banned Wikileaks, the EFF brought attention to the limits on free speech that were coming not from the government, but from private organizations. The threat is many times worse today.

The SPLC’s corrosive influence is metastasizing. Organizations including Facebook, Amazon, Google and Twitter have all turned to the SPLC to define who may speak. Not to be left out, fundraising platforms such Stripe, Kickstarter, Patreon and IndeGoGo have all been accused of systematically barring conservatives from participation — citing political reasons or taking cover under bans by Mastercard or Visa. Patreon suspended Robert Spencer’s Jihad Watch from receiving contributions....
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