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PayPal joins internet backlash against WikiLeaks

• The Guardian

The backlash against WikiLeaks intensifed today after payments site PayPal revealed it had frozen WikiLeaks' account, saying it was being used to "encourage, promote, facilitate or instruct others to engage in illegal activity".

The company, owned by auction website eBay, revealed it had cut access for donations to WikiLeaks amid unsubstantiated speculation that the decision may have been inspired by heavy political pressure. Last week stopped hosting WikiLeaks only 24 hours after being contacted by the staff of Joe Lieberman, chairman of the Senate's committee on homeland security.


2 Comments in Response to

Comment by Anonymous
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Since he can't censor direct, Uncle Sam will squeeze whom ever he can squeeze.

Comment by Chip Saunders
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Yet more evidence that PayPal is evil. Just like their other sister company, Ebay, which were administered by losing candidate for California Governor, Meg Whitman,...who wants to be everybody's mother.

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