We told you last week about the leftist ProPublica going after revenue streams for conservative websites. Almost immediately after we ran the article, guess what? Conservative websites had their revenue streams banned.
Non-liberal content is VERBOTEN:
The purpose of the hit piece published by ProPublica was clear: put pressure on tech companies that offer their platforms to sites that it deems as “hate sites.”
ProPublica specifically called out Amazon, PayPal, and Newsmax for maintaining partnerships with Jihad Watch. Hours after the outlet published its hit piece, Spencer received the following email from PayPal:
We have recently reviewed your usage of PayPal’s services, as reflected in our records and on your website https://www.jihadwatch.org. Due to the nature of your activities, we have chosen to discontinue service to you in accordance with PayPal’s User Agreement. As a result, we have placed a permanent limitation on your account. We ask that you please remove all references to PayPal from your website. This includes removing PayPal as a payment option, as well as the PayPal logo and/or shopping cart.
Now, as I was working on the graphic for this post, I noticed Jihad Watch says that the ban has been lifted. Which is great. That goes to show what happens when the right fights back. Often liberal groups like ProPublica just send out notices on blast, hoping no one fights back at all. They have little to stand on but trumped up HATE, OMG charges based solely on their own hatred of opposition. How dare anyone oppose the leftist agenda. They must be silenced for the sake of fighting fascism! Or something.
But it’s important to point out just how quickly all this happened. After a leftist political website ran a hit piece, the websites listed had their funding canceled with NO QUESTIONS ASKED. PayPal just went right ahead with the ban. Mainly because, in my opinion, they thought it easier to just ban a site than to deal with blind, leftist rage. The internet mobs are usually a facade, but the seem intimidating to people who’d rather not investigate. See also Instagram Admits It Banned Lauren Southern for ‘Fat Shaming’ Hedgehogs?!
Mob rule shouldn’t affect us as strongly as it does. And now it’s marching on the internet. We’re fighting a war on all fronts, here.