Thought for the day

"Rights aren’t rights if someone can take them away. They’re privileges. That’s all we’ve ever had in this country, is a bill of temporary privileges. And if you read the news even badly, you know that every year the list gets shorter and shorter. Sooner or later, the people in this country are gonna realize the government … doesn’t care about you, or your children, or your rights, or your welfare or your safety… It’s interested in its own power. That’s the only thing. Keeping it and expanding it wherever possible." -- George Carlin

PayPal shut down the accounts of the Free Speech Union, its founder the journalist Toby Young and a news website he created after alleged Covid-19 vaccine misinformation.

The US payments company permanently closed the accounts of the union, Young and his opinion and news website The Daily Sceptic last week.

Young, a prominent sceptic of Covid vaccines, said that he had not been told why they had been closed and accused PayPal of ramping up Big Tech’s “war on free speech”.

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