It's awful that, according to a number of customers, PayPal won't let them close their accounts and will instead refer them to customer service.
According to PayPal's new policy, users who disseminate "misinformation" will be subject to a $2,500 fine, according to The Gateway Pundit on Saturday.
The banking service modified several agreements on September 26.
PayPal's Acceptable Use Policy will be expanded on November 3, 2022 to include transmitting, posting, or publishing messages, content, or materials.
“A violation of this Acceptable Use Policy constitutes a violation of the PayPal User Agreement and may subject you to damages, including liquidated damages of $2,500.00 U.S. dollars per violation,” which may be debited directly from your PayPal account(s) as outlined in the User Agreement,” said PayPal.
Users will be punished if they violate the new policy in any way, including by spreading incorrect information, showing bias against the LGBTQ community, jeopardizing user safety, etc.
The policy is "insanity," according to PayPal's former president David Marcus, because "a private firm now gets to decide to take your money if you say anything they disagree with." Elon Musk endorsed this.
After public uproar, PayPal declared it would not punish users $2,500 for disseminating "false information."
A recent AUP notice contained false information. PayPal has never intended to impose penalties for fabrications. Our personnel are revising our policies. PayPal apologized for the confusion.
Due to PayPal's Orwellian "misinformation" policy, some well-known celebrities have decided to boycott the company.
"Stop using PayPal; explore for alternatives," tweeted Dinesh D'Souza. Because of your terrible ideas, they were prepared to steal $2500 from you. rotten bastards! They only bowed out after being busted, so let's bust them again to make sure the lesson sticks!
Stop using PayPal and look for alternatives. They were ready to steal $2500 of your money on the pretext that you have the wrong opinions. Sick bastards! They only backed down because they got busted. Let’s bust them some more so the lesson really sinks in!
— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) October 9, 2022
Rep. Lauren Boebert: “Remember that the only reason PayPal won’t be fining people $2,500 for “misinformation” is because we spoke up, boycotted them and cancelled our accounts. Do not silently be a player in the game of cancel culture. Fight back.”
Remember that the only reason PayPal won’t be fining people $2,500 for “misinformation” is because we spoke up, boycotted them and cancelled our accounts.
Do not silently be a player in the game of cancel culture. Fight back.
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) October 9, 2022
Some users reported difficulty closing accounts once the boycott of PayPal became popular.
Hours and hours dealing with support, according to a customer. Many people can complete it in a matter of seconds. Several take weeks. Criminal.”
"Looks like Paypal disabled Account Closure to prevent customer exits," said another. Corporate jargon regarding a "temporary technical issue" is to be expected.
After canceling accounts, Candace Owens urged her followers to erase their PayPal information.
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on GATEWAY PUNDIT.