Paypal has found itself in hot water after shutting down accounts belonging to the founder of the Free Speech Union. Toby Young, who set up the campaign group and the Daily Sceptic news blog, was told last week that three of his PayPal accounts would be closed for violating an “acceptable use policy”. But Mr Young accused it of “whisking the rug out from under” private businesses. “This is completely outrageous, but I am far from the only person to be deplatformed in this way,” he said. “The withdrawal of financial services from people who challenge the prevailing orthodoxy, whether it’s about teaching primary school children there are 27 different genders or Net Zero, is the new battlefront in the ongoing war against free speech.”
Izzy Lyons, Daily Mail, 21st September 2022.