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[–] KiTA 0 points 24 points (+24|-0) ago 

Just as a reminder:

  • Reddit uses Paypal for their "Gold" accounts.
  • Reddit hosts r/CuteFemaleCorpses, r/BurningKids, and r/sexyabortions (NSFW, hell, Not Safe For Life)
  • Paypal might not know about that.
  • Paypal's support email is service@paypal.com

Just sayin. Good for the goose, good for the gander.

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[–] Clbull 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

The reason why targeting PayPal is so harmful for Voat and not for Reddit is because the owner of Voat is less willing to compromise on censoring or removing controversial and legal-grey-area content, which has harmed Reddit's growth and perception in the media in the past.

Ironically, flagging up offensive subreddits to PayPal will give the admins the excuse to actually get off their asses and nuke them from orbit and may actually improve their image in the media and draw in more users. A lot of people questioned the choices of subreddits that the admins have removed in the past but nobody's going to question their removal.

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[–] RightInThePussy 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I think it will just continue driving users away,

Regardless I just reported the fuckers to paypal

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[–] RottenSausage 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

The actions PayPal took were from a "Brand Protection" perspective. The payment networks (visa, MC) don't act as moral arbiters - but their Brand Protection rules do act on illegal transactions entering the payment system. Therefore corpses and abortions do not fall under brand protection (they are moral issues), but illegal transaction do - such as illegal adult content (rape, child porn), drugs, gambling, counterfeit goods (fake Prada purses, pirated movies) and drugs for instance. So you identify that type of illegal content, report it to the card networks (they have mailboxes to report illegal activity) and then you are actually going somewhere.