Persecution in America

Now Paypal admits to banning conservatives?

February 28, 2019

The far-left Southern Poverty Law Center, known for its broad “hate group” list, has partnered with the likes of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Twitter and YouTube to censor or ban conservatives.

And now the CEO of PayPal has admitted that the popular online payment platform relies on SPLC when it considers blacklisting certain groups and individuals.

Dan Schulman told the Wall Street Journal that SPLC helps to inform “PayPal’s decisions,” noted Breitbart News.

“There are those both on the right and left that help us. Southern Poverty Law Center has brought things. We don’t always agree. We have our debates with them. We are very respectful with everyone coming in. We will do the examination carefully,” Schulman said. “We’ll talk when we don’t agree with a finding: We understand why you think that way, but it still goes into the realm of free speech for us.”

Schulman said the company’s most important “value” is “diversity and inclusion.”

He recalled PayPal pulling out of an investment in North Carolina because the state passed a bill making it mandatory for people to use the bathroom of their biological sex. The company’s “defining moment,” he said, was the Charlottesville rally in 2017, after which PayPal began blacklisting conservatives.

While the SPLC “hate list” features radical movements such as the Ku Klux Klan, in recent years it has included organizations that promote traditional marriage, such as the Alliance Defending Freedom and the Family Research Council.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation said last year that online payment processors such as PayPal have become “de facto internet censors.”