In another move by US companies to run away from any association with WikiLeaks, Paypal.com today announced it would cease processing transactions.
Wikileaks has been asking for contributions to support its efforts and such contributions were being proceed through Paypal.com
PayPal said its payment service cannot be used for activities “that encourage, promote, facilitate or instruct others to engage in illegal activity”.
US-based PayPal said on its blog today:
“”PayPal has permanently restricted the account used by WikiLeaks due to a violation of the PayPal Acceptable Use Policy, which states that our payment service cannot be used for any activities that encourage, promote, facilitate or instruct others to engage in illegal activity. We’ve notified the account holder of this action.”
I still find it very interesting while three US based companies have taken action again WikiLeaks this week to cut off ties with them, that the US government has not stepped in to attempt at least to seize the .org domain as they did with over 80 sites last week although Wikileaks has now moved to a ccTLD.