DONNELLY: PayPal’s Speech-Chilling Regulations Incentivize Financially Ruining Users To Squelch Dissent
HOW DO WE MAKE AMERICA GREAT AT ALL OR AGAIN…?
That the company would continually fine an offending user instead of instituting a ban or suspension raises questions about the policy’s real motivation. The money creates incentive to find misinformation where it doesn’t exist.
If buying publications calling the police “pigs” or the FBI “corrupt” can land you with hefty fines, generations of Americans will be destitute.
Free expression is a fundamental American value. This is just the latest example of corporate overlords abusing their vast powers to weaponize political dissent. Even if what PayPal is doing here is not a violation of the First Amendment, it is obviously a violation of the American values of openness, debate, and expression that have allowed the company to grow and thrive in America. And these types of corporate speech abuses are especially worrisome, given emerging evidence of government officials working with tech platforms to suppress speech.
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