Mashable on PayPal: PayPal terminates account of Epik, home to Proud Boys domain and Gab

From Mashable:

PayPal, Hunter Biden, Bloomberg News, and several Avengers were targeted in a series of unhinged open letters from Epik after PayPal terminated its account.

The domain registrar, whose CEO once defended David Duke on a white nationalist podcast, is home to Gab and other far-right websites, and formerly hosted 8chan. It also hosts the domain of the former website of the violent far-right Proud Boys, which was recently spoofed in emails threatening Democratic voters.

Epik claimed it was cut off due to “anti-conservative bias.” PayPal said it had nothing to do with political ideology, but was instead due to financial risk issues.

“PayPal has sophisticated risk controls in place to alert our teams to potentially violative activity occurring on our platforms,” said a PayPal spokesperson in a statement to Mashable. “The company independently reviews each matter and bases its decisions on the management of risk and compliance with our long-standing User Agreement.”

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