Wait, this just happened?
PayPal suspended an account used to raise funds by one of the US’s largest white supremacist groups six days after it was first flagged by an anti-bigotry campaigner.
The Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan had promoted the account via a donation page on its website.
PayPal acted on Friday after others picked up on the issue and urged it to block the recipient.
The US-based firm faces criticism for not resolving the issue more rapidly.
PayPal previously pledged to “evaluate all sites” brought to its attention that involved the use of its service to fund the KKK and other organisations advocating racist views.
Look I am all for free speech and everything, but I am not for hate speech that seeks to injure others.
The KKK is a disgusting organization that by all rights should no longer exist in the supposedly enlighted 21st cetury.
However if we cannot do away with hateful organizations like this then the very least we should expect is that social media would not give them a platform that helps recruit others to their cause.
And that includes Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and all of the others that I am not cool enough to even know about.