Earlier this month, PayPal attempted to place sanctions on those who spread “misinformation.” The response from many indicated that PayPal was attempting to blur the lines between impersonating a court, and stealing. As a result of the inevidable public outlast, Paypal quickly went back on their initial decision.

Evidence of PayPal’s decision to attempt to implement arbitrary fines on people comes from their own updated guidelines, “sending, posting, or publication of any messages, content, or materials” which qualify as misinformation. This means anyone spreading claims about anything not approved by PayPal, (or any of the always reliable “fact checkers”), would be subject to a $2,500 fine by PayPal, without a court or due process even being considered. This, of course, violates the First and Sixth Amendments, which guarantee you both the right to freedom of speech, and the right to a fair trial by your peers – not some interns at PayPal.

Originally, before PayPal reversed their initial decision, the updated policy was set to go into effect on November 3rd.

The Daily Wire reports:

Members of the Senate requested more information from PayPal about a retracted attempt to sanction users $2,500 for spreading “misinformation” through the platform, as highlighted by a report from The Daily Wire.

PayPal, which has de-platformed multiple organizations and commentators for their political views, had unveiled an upcoming change to its acceptable use policy that would have banned the promotion of “misinformation,” as well as “hate, violence, racial or other forms of intolerance that is discriminatory.” Within one day of The Daily Wire reported on the policy change, PayPal claimed that the guidelines were published “in error.”

Citing the report from The Daily Wire, Sen. Tom Tillis (R-NC), Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA), and five Republican colleagues pressed PayPal CEO Dan Schulman in a letter asking him to explain the “processes and values” in place that allowed the retracted policy to move forward.

“PayPal has consistently spread the dubious claim that this provision was ‘never intended to be inserted in our policy as stated by a company spokesperson,” the lawmakers wrote. “If accurate, this statement indicates an astonishing lack of internal oversight at PayPal.”

A spokesperson for Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) told The Daily Wire that PayPal has not yet provided responses to the lawmakers’ inquiries, which they requested by October 28.

The lawmakers requested information about internal processes at PayPal for drafting and vetting acceptable use policy updates, the identity of the party which drafted the misinformation and hate speech clause, and the degree to which users can be confident that they will not be punished for the spread of what PayPal unilaterally determines to be misinformation.

Other platforms, such as AmazonTwitter, and Facebook, have sanctioned conservatives over their positions on controversial social issues, including transgenderism, vaccine mandates, and homosexuality. GoFundMe seized millions raised for trucker protests in Canada earlier this year, while Google recently began suppressing search results for crisis pregnancy centers.

While the issue of social media censorship isn’t an immediate danger to your life – it is one of the most pressing political issues currently. By no means is it a fair game to have the left be allowed to use immensely powerful technology like social media, while the right has to bite their tongue and go along with mainstream media lies simply to stay online. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc., all move together. If the creator is popular enough, once you’re banned on one, you’re banned on all of them. This can occur even if the offense didn’t take place on a particular site. Now, on top of censorship, big tech companies such as PayPal seem to feel a duty to steal your money.


  1. The author of the article should have explained how it is that while PayPal appears to be in the exact same crosshairs (reg. the original Sins that the Cancel Culture Leftist Social Media committed) if your short term memory doesn’t go back to the fact that Elon Musk who was one of the founding fathers of PayPal and who is at this very moment portraying himself to be
    the champion of free speech in his takeover attempt of Twitter.

  2. Congress needs to pass an all inclusive anti censoring law forbidding any form of one line, print, or other censoring and make sure it is enforced vigorously with penalties against both the corporations, corporate officers, and decision making individuals attempting such censoring and that includes jail time for corporate officers and decision making individuals. If someone wants to use offensive language on line, let them make fools of themselves. Algorithmic censoring needs to be removed and the source code destroyed.

  3. PayPal and their like minded organizations should be subpoenaed to Congressional oversight committees and made their policies and practices known out in the sunshine, and where found to be discriminatory they should be held to account for that, up to and including Congressional sanctions to whatever Congress can impose that is not a violation of the Constitution.

  4. they also violate the 4’th amendment of due process. Dump pay pal and let them take over the free country of China. They are unamerican and anti-constitutional. Where’s McCarthy when needed ?

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