PayPal’s bans are a form of censorship, put some businesses at risk, digital privacy advocate says

Dec 29, 2022 | Political News

PayPal's purported content-based bans raise additional concerns about Big Tech's control over free speech, a digital privacy advocate told Fox News.

“For a decade I've been watching content moderation at the platform level go terribly awry,” Corynne McSherry, the legal director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a digital rights group, told Fox News. “Now, more and more we're watching the same problems … in other parts of the internet stack.” 

“It's not just PayPal,” McSherry continued. “Several of the major payment processors have been playing an increasing role in policing online speech.”