You Won’t Believe What PayPal Will Do if Customers Promote ‘Misinformation’

Phone with PayPal app. Marques Thomas via Unsplash.

In a shocking turn of events, PayPal has issued a new policy update. The policy is targeting users who supposedly promote “misinformation.” It also has clamped down on purported risks to “wellbeing.” The left-leaning company has increasingly attacked dissenting voices by deplatforming those who disagree with woke ideals. The new policies will go into place on November 3.

The Daily Wire reports:

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.

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.

“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.”

PayPal recently deplatformed three accounts linked with the Free Speech Union’s Toby Young. Young’s organization defended clients including Russell Brand, who recently shifted his show from YouTube to Rumble.



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Rick
Rick
2 months ago

Easy solution. Stop using Pay Pal.

James
James
2 months ago

Time to drop-unsubscribe PayPal. No longer Pal to American values but supports Totalitarianism.

SteveB
SteveB
2 months ago

Easy fix: Quit using payPal

Chainlink700rt
2 months ago

It’s difficult to grasp exactly what they are thinking when I read this. Have they become some sort of o-mighty savior.
(No offense to god), but to announce anything about misinformation, shouldn’t they really look into what’s happening in the country before they determine whether it’s a truth or a lie.

Robert Page
2 months ago

Fuck Paypal and their communist ideas. They suck as a company and that is NOT disinformation.

krinkov545
krinkov545
2 months ago

Good thing liberals, democrats and Joe Biden get incinerated in hellfire and brimstone for eternity.

Americafirst
Americafirst
2 months ago

I fired PayPal. I told them they are violating my terms of policy as a human being. I told them a few other choice things I won’t put out here. I refuse to have anything to do with deep state reptilian snakes that violate our laws of the land and told them they are going to have a tribunal. It looks like they will start losing millions of customers, thank God!

JOANN DIRKS
2 months ago

Seriously? I would like to know how in the world would PayPal KNOW what a person thinks or posts. Have they started to “monitor” private & public sites?

mark
2 months ago

Use debit cards people, F these commie companies.

P.A.P.
P.A.P.
1 month ago

Go “Woke”, go broke.” I’ll never use PayPal again. Threatening people’s 1st Amendment right to free speech is never a good idea.

Nyghtmyst
Nyghtmyst
1 month ago

The 54 thousand dallor question is who is there to use

Recce1
Recce1
1 month ago

Does that mean using PayPal to pay for politically incorrect books could result in punishment or even theft by PayPal?

Babsan
Babsan
1 month ago

I didn’t know Paypal was Communist>

Viet Vet
Viet Vet
1 month ago

This is the way communism works.There are no descenters, no opposing opinions where communism is concerned.

Bob
Bob
1 month ago

SO long PayPal, I am done

Bill Williams
1 month ago

I could give a flying flip what paypal does, never used those losers, never will. They are a bunch of woke liberal commie’s trying to destroy our country.

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
1 month ago

Dump PayPal OK scrap it

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