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PayPal Closed Someone's Account for Running Tor Relays & More

PayPal apparently shut down a Tor supporter’s account in response to activities supporting Tor, according to the EFF.

According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, PayPal shut down a Tor supporter’s account used to fund Tor nodes. PayPal is a company that actively enjoys conducting financial censorship and Larry Brandt, the victim of this story, frankly should have known not to use such a company.

The EFF called on PayPal to do some things in response to their handling of Brandt’s account. PayPal has no reason to enact the requested changes or concern itself with the demands of a non-profit. (One can think of the EFF as the Mozilla Foundation. There is even overlap with board members. Although Mozilla is pro-censorship when they feel like it.)

The fact that Tor is even on the radar of PayPal’s censorship department is concerning and likely a sign that this ban is just the start.

https://darknetlive.com/post/paypal-closed-someone-s-account-for-running-tor-relays/

In other news, this man's transaction was blocked because the note included "Persian":



Should have used Monero or cash.

Re: PayPal Closed Someone's Account for Running Tor Relays & More

Reply #1
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2021/06/paypal-shuts-down-long-time-tor-supporter-no-recourse

PayPal has been randomly shutting down people it doesn't like for the last decade. It did it to WikiLeaks and many other controversial people, businesses, journalists, etc. Why not wait for a court order? Why do these big tech companies want to pretend to be the world's morality police?

Re: PayPal Closed Someone's Account for Running Tor Relays & More

Reply #2
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2021/06/paypal-shuts-down-long-time-tor-supporter-no-recourse

PayPal has been randomly shutting down people it doesn't like for the last decade. It did it to WikiLeaks and many other controversial people, businesses, journalists, etc. Why not wait for a court order? Why do these big tech companies want to pretend to be the world's morality police?

That is very true. A lot of gore site operators got targeted by PayPal 10+ years ago. A lot of them started requesting donations through Bitcoin and asking for donations on other platforms.
Example:

Tech companies want to pretend to be the world's morality police because they think their cock is much bigger than yours. 😉
https://youtu.be/L4M98z22pgI?t=17