PayPal cut ties with Epik, domain registrar over digital currency. PayPal has removed the account of Epik, domain registrar as well as web-hosting company for going against its “risk controls”. Pushing blog posts as well as angry letters from Epik claiming conservative bias was to be accused. This was a report from Mashable.
Well, Seattle-based Epik is known very well for its assistance of right-wing social media site Gab. This site was closed down by the domain registrar as well as PayPal its hosting company in the year 2018. Just after it was revealed that
the claimed shooter at a Pittsburgh synagogue wrote anti-Semitic tirades on Gab.
Also, in the blog post of 2018, Robert Monster, the CEO of Epic condemned what he tagged as the “digital censorship” by several other sites.
Following the report from Mashable, the same issue that made PayPal kick out Epik has to do with the digital “alternative currency” Masterbucks of Epik. It can as well be used to purchase the products of Epik or even converted
into US dollars.
And Mashable reports made it clear that Epik didn’t take the right legal steps to operate the digital currency.
PayPal cut ties with Epik domain registrar over digital currency
However, in an open letter to the employees of PayPal, with the date October 19th and posted to the blog of Epik. Robert Davis, the senior vice president for strategy and communications of Epik mentioned that the actions of PayPal led to “abuse of power and overreach by a de facto monopoly”.
And as well questioned the timing of the decision of PayPal.
Here is what Davis wrote in the post, recalling a common, however thoroughly contradicted complaint concerning anti-conservative bias:
“It would appear that in a direct effort to silence conservative voices, PayPal has terminated our payment services just two weeks before a Presidential election”.
Epik did not respond so quickly to a request for comment Sunday
Robert Davis writes in a letter of six pages dated October 13th to Dan Schulman, CEO of PayPal that Epik “has zero-tolerance toward racism, believes itself to be a force for good in the fight against inequality”. Just before going into
a litany of bizarre.
As well as complaints that are seemingly not related to Hollywood, the Democratic Party, Hunter Biden. And the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Robert Davis also mentioned that Epik “has been targeted and past labeled in horrifically unfair ways that did not reflect either its actions or its core beliefs”.
The comment a spokesperson of PayPal made in a statement
Below is the comment a spokesperson of PayPal made in a statement that was emailed to The Verge on Sunday:
“PayPal has sophisticated risk controls in place to alert our teams to potentially violate activity occurring on our platforms. The company independently reviews each matter and bases its decisions on the management of risk and
compliance with our long-standing User Agreement”.