July 28, 2021

PayPal, the payment processor founded by Elon Musk and libertarian philanthropist Peter Thiel, has partnered with the Anti-Defamation League “to fight extremism and hate through the financial industry.” Not only will PayPal and the ADL cut off revenue from those they deem to be promoting hate, but they will harvest data on “extremist and hate movements” and share this data “broadly across the financial industry” “with policymakers and law enforcement,” and with “other civil rights partner organizations, such as the League of United Latin American Citizens.”

They have pivoted from tackling the funding of “criminal activity” to instead “hate and bigotry,” but do not define it. The ADL has often declared mainstream conservative ideas to fall into that category. Many civil-rights activists have noted that campaigns to censor speech based on the subjective term “hate” are really just an excuse for those behind the campaigns to censor speech they don’t like for political or economic reasons.[ -GEG/su_note]

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