PayPal cancels FSU and The Daily Sceptic accounts

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This week, PayPal cancelled the accounts of the Free Speech Union as well as the “lockdown sceptic” blog, The Daily Sceptic, both run by journalist and political commentator Toby Young. The financial service did not give notice of the specific violation(s) of their “Acceptable Use Policy” that allegedly caused them to cancel the accounts in question. The fact that all of these accounts were targeted in one fell swoop seems to show that PayPal designated these groups and the people behind them as non grata, because of some unidentified political transgression. You really don’t need to be a fan of any of these groups to see how risky this flex of digital power is.

Mark Johnson, UnHerd, 21st September 2022.