PayPal stops doing business with Infowars

Greg Nash

PayPal says it will no longer do business with Infowars, the website founded by conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.  

PayPal informed Infowars of its decision in an email on Thursday, reportedly stating the company had completed a review of Infowars content and concluded that it “promoted hate and discriminatory intolerance against certain communities and religions,” which violates PayPal’s “acceptable use” policy.

{mosads}Infowars had used PayPal to process transactions for its online store; the site will now have 10 days to find a new payment processor, according to its own reporting. 

Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, the iOS App Store and others have banned Alex Jones and Infowars from their platforms in recent weeks. 

Jones has helped spread multiple conspiracy theories, including that the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting was staged. He is being sued by family members of the victims for defamation.

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