• Re: [UPDATED] Could PayPal Policy Allow Them to Deduct Up to $2,500 Fro

    From Embrace Woke Go Broke!@21:1/5 to governor.swill@gmail.com on Wed Oct 12 02:44:48 2022
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    In article <KofzK.354922$ssF.220808@fx14.iad>
    governor.swill@gmail.com wrote:

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

    UPDATE 5:18 p.m.: PayPal says we misunderstood them, and they’re
    so sorry we got all riled up for no reason.“An AUP [acceptable
    use policy] 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,” a PayPal spokesperson told The Epoch
    Times in an email. “Our teams are working to correct our policy
    pages. We’re sorry for the confusion this has caused,” the
    spokesperson added.

    This wasn’t a mistake. PayPal issued their revised AUP policy in
    September that included the stricture against “sending, posting,
    or publication of any messages, content, or materials that, in
    PayPal’s sole discretion, (a) are harmful, obscene, harassing,
    or objectionable, etc.” If nobody had said anything, they would
    have gone ahead with it.

    Original story:

    The financial services company PayPal announced a controversial
    policy to deduct up to $2,500 from the accounts of users who
    spread “misinformation.”

    Beginning November 3, the company will expand its list of
    “prohibited activities,” including “the sending, posting, or
    publication of any messages, content, or materials” that
    “promote misinformation” or “present a risk to user safety or
    wellbeing.” Users will also be penalized for “the promotion of
    hate, violence, racial or other forms of intolerance that is

    The kicker is, PayPal decides what’s “hate” speech, what’s
    “misinformation,” and what is “intolerant,” etc. Somehow, I
    don’t think their notion of “misinformation” would match yours
    or mine.

    It’s apparently very expensive to oppress points of view the
    company disagrees with.

    Daily Wire:

    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.” 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.

    “Administrative costs” of $2,500 being a “reasonable minimum
    estimate” of damages? Haven’t these guys ever heard of the
    “internet”? Here’s a PayPal joke for you: How many PayPal
    employees does it take to do an internet search for violent
    language from one user? Answer: Whatever they say it is.

    “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.”

    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

    This is why the left is terrified of someone like Elon Musk
    taking over Twitter. Musk is not a right-winger by any means,
    but neither is he a radical leftist, as most social media
    platforms are run by and answerable to. Musk would actually make
    an effort to be fair — an intolerable situation for those
    intolerant of other viewpoints.

    Make no mistake, conservatives will have their beefs with Musk
    for suspending and deleting accounts on the right. He is not a
    free-speech absolutist by any means. But the left will not
    control him. And that’s what they’re up in arms about.

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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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