• Re: New Paypal Policy Lets Firm Fine Users $2,500 for Spreading 'Misinf

    From Embrace Woke Go Broke!@21:1/5 to governor.swill@gmail.com on Tue Oct 11 13:03:29 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 Paypal user policy that permits the company to fine users
    $2,500 for spreading “misinformation” has caused quite a stir on
    social media platforms. After November 3, anyone who posts or
    publishes information or content to “promote misinformation”
    will be subject to the penalty.

    Editor’s note: This article was updated to reflect that Paypal
    has retracted the user policy information after the social media
    backlash. The company said: “An AUP notice recently went out in
    error that included incorrect information.” The last paragraph
    in this article contains the full statement from Paypal
    concerning the user policy.

    Paypal’s New User Agreement Clause Says It Can Pull $2,500 in
    Funds From Users That Spread ‘Misinformation’
    The payments services corporation Paypal reportedly plans to
    update its user agreement with a new clause added that fights
    against so-called “misinformation.” A new update added to the
    restricted activity section of Paypal’s user agreement shows
    that people who post or publish hate speech or misinformation
    “may subject you to damages, including liquidated damages of
    $2,500.00 U.S. dollars per violation, which may be debited
    directly from your Paypal account.” The Daily Wire first
    discovered the upcoming terms of service (ToS) agreement.

    The prohibited acts include “the sending, posting, or
    publication of any messages, content, or materials” that
    “promote misinformation,” the payments company warns. Of course,
    the news wasn’t taken too kindly by the general public, and a
    significant number of social media posts critized Paypal’s
    decision to implement the new user agreement. Canadian lawyer
    David Anber wrote: “[Hey Paypal] you have 30 days to explicitly
    renounce this abomination of a policy or I am permanently
    closing my account as will millions of others I am sure. Your
    subjective views on ‘misinformation’ or ‘discrimination’ don’t
    entitle you to your clients’ money.”

    Moreover, the Paypal news caught the attention of Tesla
    executive Elon Musk. When an individual wrote that the new ToS
    news was “worrying” and “that’s why we need the X platform more
    than ever,” Musk responded “100%.” Bitcoin supporters, of
    course, took to their Twitter handles and exclaimed that
    “bitcoin fixes this.” A great number of people on social media
    begged others to “close their Paypal accounts” and “boycott” the
    payment services company.

    “Paypal’s new policy lets it pull $2,500 from user accounts for
    promoting ‘misinformation,’ the Biden administration made easier
    for the government to spy on Americans, the FBI is acting like
    the KGB,” Pedro Gonzalez wrote on Saturday. “Venmo is owned by
    Paypal which is owned by Ebay. Pull away from all 3 ASAP,”
    another person tweeted. A number of individuals asked how Paypal
    decides what information is “misinformation” or not, and people
    many said current times are akin to a communist regime. One
    person wrote:

    And who decides what “misinformation” is? Why, Paypal, of
    course. I am sure they will be fair. Twitter will restrict your
    account if they don’t like what you post. Paypal has authorized
    [itself] to assess monetary fines for bad behavior. Welcome to
    the Soviet Union.

    Paypal’s Long History of Holding Back Funds and Censoring
    Financial Transactions
    Paypal has been accused of censorship for a long time now and
    picking and choosing sides based on the firm’s own subjective
    valuations and of course, state orders. At the end of July last
    year, Paypal revealed it partnered with the nonprofit
    organization the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and said it
    planned to study financial transactions that funded extremism
    and anti-government groups.

    In 2010, Paypal and a number of other financial giants blocked
    Wikileaks from getting donations, and it pushed Julian Assange
    and the non-profit toward bitcoin. In 2019, Paypal shut off ties
    to sex workers leveraging the adult web portal Pornhub, and at
    the time 100,000 adult performers were left stranded. In 2020,
    Paypal merchants who sold products associated with the eight-
    legged micro-animals called tardigrades or “moss piglets” had
    issues with the payment processor because the name tardigrade
    was used by a Balkan arms dealer.

    According to Eric July, owner of Rippaverse comics, two months
    ago Paypal gave him significant issues when he sold Rippaverse
    comics using Paypal and credit cards. At the time, $1.2 million
    was put on hold by Paypal and on October 6, July said that after
    making an erroneous error of only paying him back half of the
    funds, “the other half was released,” and “there was no official
    statement from Paypal as to why.” After a huge hassle, July got
    back “all of the initially held funds” and he further stressed
    that his firm would “never be using Paypal again.”

    The Rippaverse comics owner added:

    It’s a piece of sh*t company and I recommend that small business
    owners especially avoid using them.

    Paypal Claims New User Policy Went Out in Error
    On October 8, a Paypal spokesperson explained to the National
    Review that the user policy notice shared wildly on Twitter and
    publications, was a mistake. “An AUP notice recently went out in
    error that included incorrect information,” the Paypal
    spokesperson insisted. “Paypal is not fining people for
    misinformation and this language was never intended to be
    inserted in our policy. Our teams are working to correct our
    policy pages. We’re sorry for the confusion this has caused.”

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    What do you think about the controversy surrounding Paypal’s
    upcoming ToS agreement that says it can fine accounts for
    spreading misinformation? Let us know what you think about this
    subject in the comments section below.

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    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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