Thursday, 15 September 2011 00:01

Paypal's Answer

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Following the discovery by AllOut of accounts of homophobe groups, Paypal answered. Nothing will be done, the accounts will not be closed for "freedom of religion".

A spokesperson for PayPal said: "PayPal does not allow the use of its service for activities that promote hatred, violence or racial intolerance. We take very seriously any cases where a user has incited hatred, violence or intolerance because of a person’s sexual orientation.

However, we also take into account the rights of free speech and freedom of religion. Balancing these conflicting rights is often difficult, and so we assess possible infringements objectively against our Acceptable Use Policy.

While we can’t comment on any specific accounts because of customer confidentiality, we regularly review organisations and websites that use our service, and stop working with those that break our Acceptable Use Policy. We also enable people to report suspected breaches of this policy on our website."

Paypal, for example, had removed the accounts of the Ku Klux Klan what had weakens the movement.

Andre Banks of AllOut indicated: "If PayPal hears us and terminates these ten accounts, we will cut funds from ten of the most dangerous hate groups and have a real impact against homophobia worldwide."