Paypal Worker From China Author Of Rescinded Policy On Misinformation Fines

A PayPal worker based in China was the apparent author of a since-rescinded legal document that said the company could deduct thousands of dollars directly from people’s accounts if it deemed that they engaged in “misinformation.”

It said it was expanding its “existing list of prohibited activities” to include “the sending, posting, or publication of any messages, content, or materials” that “promote misinformation” or “present a risk to user safety or wellbeing.” Users are also barred from “the promotion of hate, violence, racial or other forms of intolerance that is discriminatory.” It said violations of the policy could result in the removal of $2,500 per offense “debited directly from your PayPal account.”

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