Overhype

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
terms of service, wikileaks

Companies:
paypal, wikileaks



PayPal Latest To Cut Off Wikileaks

from the political-pressure dept

Over the weekend, Paypal became the latest company to cut off Wikileaks' account, saying that it was a "terms of service" violation -- the same excuse Amazon gave. Of course, Wikileaks had been using Paypal for quite some time before this, so it seems pretty clear that the reasoning was (yet again) political pressure put on American companies, threatening them for working with Wikileaks. What's funny about all of this, of course, is that it's only going to serve to give Wikileaks more attention, and drive up demand for competing services to these US companies overseas. In an effort to "stop" access to information that is widely accessible, all the US is really doing is (a) promoting that information more while (b) harming the reputation of American companies.

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    cc (profile), 6 Dec 2010 @ 5:57am

    Re: Re: Not the first time

    My suspicions are confirmed: according to their website, Operation Payback is standing up to defend Wikileaks (in the way they know how).

    http://anonops.net/

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