The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) was ridiculed on social media after announcing a partnership with PayPal to “fight extremism and hate” groups by “uncovering and disrupting the financial pipelines” that support them.
In other words, a dystopian social credit system policed by a radical far-left organization and a virtue-signaling corporation.
“We’re excited to announce a new partnership with @PayPal to fight extremism and hate. We’ve launched a research effort to understand how extremists leverage financial platforms to fund criminal activity,” the ADL tweeted Monday.
We’re excited to announce a new partnership with @PayPal to fight extremism and hate.
We’ve launched a research effort to understand how extremists leverage financial platforms to fund criminal activity. To read more: https://t.co/1iQVHVWBpV pic.twitter.com/1LgISDPsos
— ADL (@ADL) July 26, 2021
“The initiative with PayPal will be led through ADL’s Center on Extremism, a leading authority on extremism, terrorism and hate,” the ADL website states. “PayPal and ADL will focus on further uncovering and disrupting the financial pipelines that support extremist and hate movements. In addition to extremist and anti-government organizations, the initiative will focus on actors and networks spreading and profiting from all forms of hate and bigotry against any community.”
ADL’s CEO Jonathan Greenblatt added that his organization and PayPal “have a critical role to play in fighting the spread of extremism and hate.”
“With this new initiative, we’re setting a new standard for companies to bring their expertise to critical social issues,” Greenblatt said. “We have a unique opportunity to further understand how hate spreads and develop key insights that will inform the efforts of the financial industry, law enforcement, and our communities in mitigating extremist threats.”
Likewise, PayPal said its partnership with the ADL will “make a greater impact” to “fight against hate.”
“By identifying partners across sectors with common goals and complementary resources, we can make an even greater impact than any of us could do on our own,” said PayPal’s Chief Risk Officer Aaron Karczmer.
“We are excited to partner with the ADL, other non-profits and law enforcement in our fight against hate in all its forms.”
Notably, the ADL’s bulletin, which has received less than 100 likes as of writing, was heavily ratioed on Twitter.
Why don’t you just call it the social credit score and start punishing people for wrong think like they do in China @PayPal
— Luke Rudkowski (@Lukewearechange) July 26, 2021
A surveillance grid & social credit score system that would make the Nazis blush is being built before our very eyes.
Those who support this, are supporting the building of a monster that will also devour you in time. Study history. What’s happening is evil & it’s dangerous.
— Melissa Tate (@TheRightMelissa) July 26, 2021
Does this include BLM or Antifa? I doubt that.
— Hank Scorpio (@NYRest1926) July 26, 2021
So this like like Fascism, but like Good Fascism right?
— S͛͛͛a͛͛͛ṃ͛͛͛s͛͛͛ā͛͛͛r͛͛͛a͛͛͛ (@AlwaysTooHot1) July 26, 2021
The CCP financial system is here https://t.co/mUZg6f7NZU
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) July 26, 2021
This is scary. Horrible
— Marley Q 🧢 (@Marley_Q) July 26, 2021
These users have a good reason to be concerned given the the groups and individuals PayPal and the ADL consider to be “extremist.”
PayPal permanently suspended Infowars in 2018 in lockstep with Big Tech, claiming we “promoted hate and discriminatory intolerance against certain communities and religions,” a demonstrably false and ludicrous statement.
PayPal also kicked off congressional candidate Laura Loomer in 2019 without providing a reason.
And in May 2021, Paypal permanently banned the account of Canadian news network Rebel News without explanation.
They're finally coming to kill us.
Late on Friday night PayPal sent us an email deplatforming us after six years and 150,000 transactions without a problem.
They refuse to tell us why.
We know why: cancel culture.
So we're suing them.
Help us out, at https://t.co/FI1RaJ3bZ7
— Rebel News (@RebelNewsOnline) May 6, 2021
Paypal even suspended the account of Code of Vets, a charity group for struggling veterans.
I am furious with @PayPal They have restricted our account. It is absolutely ridiculous. I submitted all info/docs now we have to wait for review. Meanwhile we have veterans waiting on funds being evicted. It is unacceptable.
— Code of Vets ™ (@codeofvets) May 28, 2021
As we’ve reported, the ADL’s goal isn’t to combat “hate,” but to control the flow of online information through censorship.
Sacha Baron Cohen said as much during an ADL summit in 2019, calling for Big Tech and the ADL to do more to silence “conspiracy theorists” like Alex Jones.
“There is such a thing as objective truth. Facts do exist,” Cohen said. “And if these internet companies really want to make a difference, they should hire enough monitors to actually monitor, work closely with groups like the ADL, insist on facts and purge these lies and conspiracies from their platforms.”
It’s not difficult to see how this initiative is part of a slippery slope toward tyranny akin to Communist China’s social credit score.
Gretchen Smith of Code of Vets breaks the bad news that PayPal has restricted their account right on Memorial Day weekend.