Big Tech is waging financial war on dissenters

Source: spiked
by Tom Slater

“So now you can be deplatformed for railing against deplatforming. Or so it seems from PayPal’s latest update to its ever-growing blacklist, which now includes the UK-based Free Speech Union, its founder Toby Young and his online publication, the Daily Sceptic. … What we see here is an alarming new development in Big Tech censorship — the use of financial warfare to silence would-be heretics. While the likes of Facebook and Twitter can deplatform you, now payment firms like PayPal can essentially defund you — cutting you off from swathes of supporters who rely on those services to donate to the organisations they support. (A third of FSU members used PayPal to pay their membership fees.) What’s more, when these platforms suddenly withdraw their services, the status of the user’s funds is often left in the air.” (09/21/22)