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Paypal has decided to stop providing service to Alex Jones and Infowars, and is giving them ten days to find another e-commerce provider before the switch is thrown.
After an extensive review of Infowars and its related sites, PayPal said in a statement, the company "found instances that promoted hate or discriminatory intolerance against certain communities and religions, which run counter to our core value of inclusion."
PayPal notified Infowars of the decision Thursday, prompting the site to accuse PayPal in a blog post of a "political ploy designed to financially sabotage an influential media outlet." Infowars said PayPal had given it 10 days to find a new payment platform, after which PayPal's services would no longer function.
PayPal declined to cite specific examples of Infowars's problematic behavior. But Infowars has gained increasing attention - and criticism - for its role in spreading conspiracy theories and misinformation online. PayPal's decision Friday makes it the latest tech company to ban Jones and his content from its platform, following in the footsteps of Apple, Facebook and Google, among others.