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.

Filed Under: terms of service, wikileaks
Companies: paypal, wikileaks


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  1. identicon
    Richard Kulawiec, 6 Dec 2010 @ 8:42am

    Re: Re: Re: Perhaps unrelated...

    So far, the only person that I see him actually trying to help is himself.

    Really?

    REALLY?

    Let's review briefly what he's done for himself: he's been reduced to a nomadic lifestyle. Politicians in multiple countries are calling for all sorts of Bad Things to be done to him. He's on Interpol's red list thanks to political pressure and prosecutorial misconduct in Sweden. And so on.

    Yeah, he's really done a lot for himself. Obviously he's sitting pretty and can just do whatever he wants for the rest of his life. Yep. No worries at all.


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