PayPal suspended the operation of an account used to raise money for the Ku Klux Klan, according to a report released. The account was forwarded to one σελίδα donated by the Ku Klux Klan's The Loyal White Knights, BBC News reported.
The group of white defenders argued that the donation would be used to send newsletters Bulletin and other materials he sends to supporters and for public gatherings.
The screenshot of the donation page was posted on Twitter by Nandini Jammi, who works for the Sleeping Giants activist group, was then broadcast across the online platform by other users. “Oh cool you can donate to the KKK with @paypal, (Cool, you can donate to the Ku Klux Klan via paypal "Jammi posted the tweet on August 24."@AskPayPal can you explain this?; (Paypal can you tell us what that means? ”The post was also posted by Sleeping Giant's main Twitter account and the Canadian hate crime group NoPlace2Hate.
The outcry on social media eventually caught PayPal's attention, with the company stopping the account. The page now contains an alert saying that the recipient “cannot receive money for the time being, ”the BBC reported. Jammi said that despite PayPal's final account suspension, he is concerned that company is not equipped to handle such incidents in the future.
PayPal is committed to "evaluating all ways and relationships with the company that can promote hate and violence. A PayPal spokesman issued a statement to with the BBC on the account associated with the Ku Klux Klan.
"Due to our legal and data protection obligations, we cannot comment on any specific PayPal customer accounts," the statement said. “We carefully review the accounts to ensure that our services are used in accordance with our accepted usage policy and receive appropriate actions.
“We do not allow PayPal services to be used for promotion hate, violence or other forms of discriminatory intolerance, ”the spokesman added.
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