Economy & Business, Politics

PayPal, the ADL Gang Up Against Free Speech

PayPal and the ADL announced on Monday that they will begin collaborating on research efforts to track down and cut off the funding for “extremist movements.”

In a joint statement, PayPal, the payment processor founded by Elon Musk and libertarian philanphropist Peter Thiel, and the ADL, the anti-free speech “Jewish special interest group,” declared that they were starting a partnership initiative “to fight extremism and hate through the financial industry.” The partnership would seemingly be focused on research “to address the urgent need to understand how extremist and hate movements throughout the U.S. are attempting to leverage financial platforms to fund criminal activity.”

The research effort would be led by the ADL’s Center on Extremism, and will work on “uncovering and disrupting the financial pipelines that support extremist and hate movements,” along with focusing on “actors and networks spreading on profiting from all forms of hate and bigotry against any community.” Other groups such as the League of United Latin American Citizens will also work with PayPal and the ADL in order to “protect marginalised communities against extremism.” Read more…

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