(National Justice) Paypal is a prominent example of monopoly capital. Like most Silicon Valley tech firms, they like to keep their terms of service as opaque as possible.
Even more shrouded in secrecy is how decisions to discriminate against customers are made, and who makes them.
Leaks provided to National Justice from a private Paypal seminar give us some clues.
In the above slide, Paypal lists targets for censorship. Some noteworthy categories are “White Advocacy,” something vaguely described as “Hate Event Involvement” (suggesting they target individuals, not actions on their platform), “Prejudiced News/Commentary,” Holocaust “denial,” and even views critical of mass immigration.
The majority of Americans are guilty of at least one of these thought-crimes, which makes one wonder who can even use this service.
Some categories discriminate against customers based on race (“white advocacy”), while gray areas abound regarding what exactly constitutes prejudiced news, hate or religious intolerance…
According to another training slide, 1800 accounts belonging to individuals, non-profits and businesses in the last year have been eliminated for political reasons using guidelines provided by their “partners.”