• Re: New PayPal Policy Lets Company Pull $2,500 From Users' Accounts If

    From Embrace Woke Go Broke!@21:1/5 to governor.swill@gmail.com on Tue Oct 11 12:38:29 2022
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    governor.swill@gmail.com wrote:

    Looks like it's time to cancel paypal.
    I just deleted my cards from the paypal account.

    A new policy update from PayPal will permit the firm to sanction
    users who advance purported “misinformation” or present risks to
    user “wellbeing” with fines of up to $2,500 per offense.

    The financial services company, which has repeatedly
    deplatformed organizations and individual commentators for their
    political views, will expand its “existing list of prohibited
    activities” on November 3. Among the changes are prohibitions on
    “the sending, posting, or publication of any messages, content,
    or materials” that “promote misinformation” or “present a risk
    to user safety or wellbeing.” Users are also barred from “the
    promotion of hate, violence, racial or other forms of
    intolerance that is discriminatory.”

    The company’s current acceptable use policy does not mention
    such activities. The Daily Wire reached out to PayPal for
    definitions of the added terms, although no response was
    received in time for publication.

    RELATED: PayPal Reverses Plan To Fine Users $2,500 For
    ‘Misinformation’ After Daily Wire Report

    The policy applies to actions taken using PayPal’s platform.

    Deliberations will be made at the “sole discretion” of PayPal
    and may subject the user to “damages” — including the removal of
    $2,500 “debited directly from your PayPal account” per offense.
    The company’s user agreement contains a provision in which
    account holders acknowledge that the figure is “presently a
    reasonable minimum estimate of PayPal’s actual damages” due to
    the administrative cost of tracking violations and damage to the
    company’s reputation.

    “Under existing law, PayPal has the ability as a private company
    to implement this type of viewpoint-discriminatory policy,”
    Aaron Terr, a senior program officer at the Foundation for
    Individual Rights and Expression, explained to The Daily Wire.
    “Whatever motivation PayPal has for establishing these vague new
    categories of prohibited expression, they will almost certainly
    have a severe chilling effect on users’ speech. As is often the
    case with ill-defined and viewpoint-discriminatory speech codes,
    those with unpopular or minority viewpoints will likely bear the
    brunt of these restrictions.”

    The move comes days after PayPal canceled three accounts linked
    to Toby Young, a commentator who runs a nonprofit called Free
    Speech Union. The organization has defended clients such as
    actor and comedian Russell Brand, who recently moved his show
    from YouTube to Rumble in reaction to censorship from the former

    Roughly one-third of Free Speech Union members rely upon PayPal
    to process their membership dues — although the company gave no
    explanation to Young for the suspension beyond mentioning a
    breach of the acceptable use policy. PayPal later restored the
    accounts after receiving criticism from lawmakers and apologized
    to Young for “any inconvenience caused,” according to a report
    from The Telegraph.

    Platforms such as Amazon, Twitter, and Facebook have formerly
    censored conservatives and others who subscribe to heterodox
    positions on controversial social issues, including
    transgenderism and homosexuality. GoFundMe seized millions in
    funds raised for trucker protests in Canada earlier this year,
    while Google recently began suppressing search results for
    crisis pregnancy centers.

    “These kinds of policies are unwise, threaten free speech, and
    invite legal risk,” Jeremy Tedesco, vice president of corporate
    engagement at Alliance Defending Freedom, told The Daily Wire.
    “When companies apply policies to restrict the religious speech
    of their customers, they could run afoul of prohibitions on
    religious discrimination that exist in many state and federal

    PayPal has also sanctioned Gays Against Groomers, a group that
    opposes the sexualization of children, as well as evolutionary
    biologist Colin Wright and journalist Ian Miles Cheong. The
    company featured a rainbow-colored banner on its social media
    platforms during the month of June affirming that the platform
    is “open for all” — and PayPal U.K. still sports the banner.

    “Whatever PayPal’s intentions may be, censorship and chilling
    free speech is precisely the effect of these kinds of vaguely
    worded policies,” Tedesco added. “We’ve seen social media
    companies use similar policies to stifle free speech on their
    platforms. We can expect a similar outcome with PayPal.”

    Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to clarify actions
    to which the updated policy appears to apply

    <https://www.dailywire.com/news/new-paypal-policy-lets-company- pull-2500-from-users-accounts-if-they-promote-misinformation

    The average millenial wokster has over $100,000.00 in credit
    card debt.

    Woksters are too lazy to work and have no money except for what
    they leech from their parents, trust funds, welfare, or do-
    gooder handouts.

    Many woksters sign their lives away for $600 a month and an EBT
    card, claiming they are mentally incompetent and cannot handle
    their own personal affairs.

    Individuals who voluntarily affirm that they are mentally
    incompetent should also forfeit their right to vote.

    Woksters have similar numbers to homosexuals and constitute
    perhaps 3% of the US population.

    What strategic business principle sees profit in this kind of
    market prospect?

    What reasonable consumer would support a business with woke
    philosophies and policies?

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