PayPal has been forced to reverse course on a newly proposed communist policy which would have seen the financial company fine its users for the supposed spread of “misinformation,” charging them $2,500 per offense.
This type of politically motivated move is nothing new for the platform which has been deplatforming conservative organizations and individuals for quite some time, but it appears the company was not prepared for the amount of backlash that arose over the new plan.
“An [Accepted Use Policy] notice recently went out in error that included incorrect information,” a PayPal spokesperson said. “PayPal is not fining people for misinformation and this language was never intended to be inserted in our policy. We’re sorry for the confusion this has caused.”
The original announcement said PayPal would expand its “existing list of prohibited activities” on November 3.
Among the changes were prohibitions on using the platform for “the sending, posting, or publication of any messages, content, or materials” that “promote misinformation” or “present a risk to user safety or wellbeing.”
Users were also barred under the policy from “the promotion of hate, violence, racial or other forms of intolerance that is discriminatory.”
Critics of the policy included former co-founder Elon Musk and former PayPal President David Marcus who called the decision “insanity.”
To see how PayPal’s decision to abandon the plan proves conservatives still have a fighting chance against big-tech, watch the video here.
7 thoughts on “PayPal Walks Back Policy to Fine Users for ‘Misinformation’ After Major Backlash”
well dont use paypal do what i did and closed the account
I didn’t know about this policy. You mean, if Paypal saw Paypal users spreading mis-information on Facebook, Paypay would fine these Paypal users $2500?
Otherwise I don’t see how misinformation could be spread by paying a bill using Paypal…
I use PP quite a bit, but because of this insane policy, I will seek other means to pay a bill: and I will encourage my contacts to do the same.
I closed my PayPal account yesterday.
A typically arrogant mindless assumption by PayPals’ woke central admin staffers that they may “assume” any and all “Rights” to treat their customers / clients with complete unadulterated communistic tosh without any reaction has thankfully back-fired sufficiently to provide a “Warning Shot across their bow” that PayPal is not the only payment service provider on this planet. PayPal is lucky they did not actually commence “Fining” their customers – there actually are folks out here in the real World quite prepared to tie PayPal and their lawyers up in Court actions for the forseeable future. PayPal going bust is one option. I hope they have learned from their folly – they are a service industry and not a Woke enforcement agency !
There’s certainly a lot to learn about this subject.
I love all the points you have made.