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PayPal reverses course, withdraws policy that would have fined users for ‘misinformation’

Company says policy change was sent out mistakenly, would have allowed firm to deduct $2,500 from users' accounts as penalty.

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But this IS subject to a fine: “PayPal prohibits “activities that … relate to … the promotion of hate, violence, racial or other forms of intolerance that is discriminatory or the financial exploitation of a crime.”” They define what it is.


By John Solomon

In a censorship experiment gone awry, PayPal reversed course Saturday night and said it was withdrawing a new policy that would have allowed the company to fine users $2,500 if they spread “misinformation.”

The company sent a statement to the National Review saying the Acceptable Use Policy had been sent out mistakenly,

“An AUP notice recently went out in error that included incorrect information. PayPal is not fining people for misinformation and this language was never intended to be inserted in our policy,” the firm said in the statement.

“Our teams are working to correct our policy pages. We’re sorry for the confusion this has caused,” it added. The policy lit up social media over the weekend, drawing widespread rebuke even from the company’s former CEO. Until the reversal, PayPal was set to impose the new terms, which laid out a list of policy violations which “may subject [users] to damages, including liquidated damages of $2,500.00 U.S. dollars per violation, which may be debited directly from [their] PayPal account.”

Among those violations is any activity that “promotes misinformation,” though the company did not clarify what it means by that term.

Also disallowed are “any messages, content, or materials” that the company dubs, in part, “objectionable.”

The company policy also encouraged users to “immediately” report other PayPal customers for violations of the policy.

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Still more:

  1. reason.com › 2022/10/10 › paypal-misinformation-finePayPal Says It Won’t Fine Users for Misinformation But Will …5 hours ago · What he found alarmed him: PayPal prohibits “activities that … relate to … the promotion of hate, violence, racial or other forms of intolerance that is discriminatory or the financial exploitation…
  2. bigtechtopia.com › 2022 › 09PayPal censorship: Organizations defunded on ideological …Sep 21, 2022 · PayPal censorship: Organizations defunded on ideological grounds September 21, 2022September 21, 2022 bigtechtopia 0 Comments Censorship, PayPal PayPal has defunded a number of organisations on tenuous grounds in recent days, which should raise serious alarm about freedom of speech as we head towards a fully digitalised world.
  3. nypost.com › 2021/07/29 › forget-using-paypal-ifForget using PayPal if your views run afoul of this left-wing …Jul 29, 2021 · July 29, 2021 7:27pm Updated PayPal has linked up with the Anti-Defamation League to censor what people see online. AP Big Tech’s censorship partnership with the left establishment is expanding in…
  4. www.telegraph.co.uk › news › 2022/09/22PayPal’s censorship marks a vicious new phase in the war on …Sep 22, 2022 · PayPal’s censorship marks a vicious new phase in the war on free speech It should be illegal to deny essential digital services to anyone on the basis of lawful political beliefs Fraser

Publisher’s note: Citizens Journal Florida does not use and will likely never use PayPal.

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