“Visa, Mastercard Cut Off Payments [Conservative] Think Tank Based on SPLC ‘Hate Group’ Label”

“The David Horowitz Freedom Center has had their donation processing system blocked by Visa and Mastercard allegedly following a campaign by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Visa has since contacted Breitbart News to deny involvement in the blacklisting of the Freedom Center.

The David Horowitz Freedom Center stated in a recent email that its ability to accept donations by credit card has been disabled by both Visa and Mastercard following a campaign by the SPLC to label the Freedom Center as a hate group. This situation comes shortly after Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch was forced off the funding platform Patreon following pressure from Mastercard….”

https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/08/23/david-horowitz-visa-mastercard-cut-off-payments-to-my-think-tank-based-on-splc-hate-group-label/

This is why payment processors must be neutral. If one person or group can be shut down everyone can be shut down. If “hate groups” or “hate speech” is banned those labels will be selectively applied to political enemies of the powers that be.

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