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PayPal Cuts WikiLeaks from money flow

BERLIN (AP) — The online payment service provider PayPal has cut off the account used by WikiLeaks to collect donations, serving another blow to the organization just as it was struggling to keep its website accessible after an American company stopped directing traffic to it.

PayPal said in a blog posting that the move was prompted by a violation of its policy, "which states that our payment service cannot be used for any activities that encourage, promote, facilitate or instruct others to engage in illegal activity."

The short notice was dated Friday, and a spokeswoman for PayPal Germany on Saturday declined to elaborate and referred to the official blog posting.

Donating money to WikiLeaks via PayPal on Saturday was not possible anymore, generating an error message saying "this recipient is currently unable to receive money."

PayPal is one of several ways WikiLeaks collects donations, and until now was probably the most secure and convenient way to support the organization.


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Pay attention.

Boycott Paypal.

Paypal is nothing but a money laundering operation that doubles for spying on the flow of money to businesses. How else would pedophile/prostitution rings flourish if they didn't have such access through their myriad 'front organizations' around the world!!!

They are a franchise of the Federal reserve otherwise they would NEVER have access like that to people's bank accounts!!!! Think!

If you operate a business online better to only accept checks, money orders or cash no matter how 'inconvenient' it may be for both buyer/seller.

It is a 'moral' duty.

You are speaking my language

Thank you very much for this reply.Come on folks give up just a little convenience and do some good for the future of similar events.I think Ron Paul would approve.

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

where is the proof Wikileaks

where is the proof Wikileaks has done something illegal ?

What are some good

What are some good alternatives to paypal?

didn't the granny warriors

and paypal get into it a few years ago after paypal pulled a fund to expose vote fraud or something?

Ya, but it was a thing that

Ya, but it was a thing that set off a paypal flag and was fixed pretty quick. I would say Wikileaks did run afoul of the Paypal policy, but still deserves a hero's treatment.

Free Speech American Style

In America we have free speech.

When the ruling class doesn't like it, they don't forbid it. They just manufacture a pretext to have some client state do their bidding, cut off funds and web access.

But we have freedom of speech.