Welp, there goes the money.
Courtesy of NYT:
PayPal has become the latest tech giant to cut off Infowars, the conspiracy website run by the right-wing provocateur Alex Jones.
Infowars was informed by PayPal on Thursday night that it would have 10 business days to find a new payment processor.
PayPal handles all transactions, including credit cards, for the Infowars online store. The store has been a significant source of revenue for the company, selling vitamins and nutritional supplements, as well as Infowars-branded apparel. PayPal has also handled donations that Infowars receives from its supporters.
PayPal acted weeks after Twitter, Facebook and other large tech companies blocked Infowars from their services. Most of those companies said the site had violated their policies by promoting hate speech and misinformation.
PayPal said it had made its decision not because of any policy violation but because Infowars’ “promotion of hate and discrimination runs counter to our core value of inclusion.”
Wow, no Google ad money, no media platforms, and now no Pay Pal?
Alex Jones may end up having to get a real job yelling at people in person.