Do we need PayPal? In fact, can’t we simply refute them? Money is so valuable, its transference does not face many obstacles.
If anything, means of currency transference are abundant.
LeftTech’s latest target: BitChute.
PayPal has banned BitChute, YouTube’s main free speech oriented competitor, from its service. According to BitChute’s statement, the ban appears to be permanent and final and the only thing provided by the online payment giant in way of a reason is a mention of its Acceptable Use Policy and their we reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason clause.
The move is a powerful blow against the rapidly ascending video platform, as PayPal subscription payments from supporters had been its main source of revenue.
“It’s our belief that it is our stand against the current trend in censorship that has resulted in this action,” the statement adds. “BitChute is pro-free expression which is a universal human right. Furthermore, censorship and deplatforming are poor ways to tackle societal problems as they merely create echo chambers that can lead to bigger problems in the long run.”
And while the press is happy to report on BitChute’s PayPal ban and dispatch some passive aggressive remarks — it hosts Alex Jones, after all, who the tech corporations infamously unpersoned in a coordinated strike ahead of the midterm elections — it does not seem to want to report on the bigger story.
The online money processing giant is systematically and severely sabotaging businesses, platforms, and people deemed inconvenient to the left generally and a small circle of established social media giants specifically.