Patrick West

What the PayPal saga tells us about free speech

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The veteran comedian Jack Dee has been applauded and condemned for announcing that he is cancelling his PayPal account. As he tweeted yesterday: ‘Big Tech companies that feel they can bully people for questioning mainstream groupthink don’t deserve anyone’s business.’

PayPal has been in the news for cancelling the account of the Free Speech Union, who it says violated its ‘Acceptable Use Policy’, although it has not explained on what exact charge.

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Patrick West
Patrick West is a columnist for Spiked and author of Get Over Yourself: Nietzsche For Our Times (Societas, 2017)

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