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originally posted by: MRinder
a reply to: Rob808
But..... There are alternatives to YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter.
The harassers are taking advantage of user reporting tools made available by companies like PayPal, Venmo, and CirclePay, in an attempt to force their targets offline and freeze their finances. The tactic has far-reaching implications beyond adult entertainment. Foreign governments and other groups have abused the policies to silence opponents on platforms like Twitter and Facebook for years. Attacking through the payment processors is a new wrinkle on that approach.
The actions of a small number of payment intermediaries— like payment processors, banks, and credit card companies like Visa and Mastercard—can heavily influence what kind of speech can exist online. Yet these institutions are ill-suited to consider and balance the consequences their decisions may have. Business incentives that may drive these institutions to shutter or limit accounts don’t align with the concerns of a society trying to promote diverse perspectives in an online world.
originally posted by: Allaroundyou
a reply to: Rob808
Well since those are private companies they have every right to do what TF they want. So if ya don’t like like it then be done with it. Simple as that.
originally posted by: TXRabbit
There's nothing saying you can't start your own. The challenge is getting people to accept it.
Also, what we see here in the US doesn't necessarily reflect a global snapshot.
Take cell phones for example. While it might seem we only have a choice between maybe 3 or 4 makes (Apple, Samsung, LG, Google), that's not the case.