Another conservative media personality is facing retaliation
for espousing conservatism.
Joe Biggs, a two-time Purple Heart recipient was permanently
suspended from Twitter without explanation in July. On Thursday, the conservative
media personality his Venmo and Pay Pal accounts were terminated.
After Biggs posted tweets condemning Antifa following the militant leftwing’s group attack on journalist Andy Ngo, Twitter reportedly revoked his verification checkmark. Twitter shortly after permanently banned Biggs, who amassed 241,000 followers, from the platform.
The retired Army Staff Sergeant’s ban from PayPal and Venmo comes after he announced his plans to counter-protest Antifa in Portland. Biggs will be hosting the “End Domestic Terrorism Rally” with Proud Boys, Three Percenters, Oath Keepers, Patriot Prayer, American Guard and other veterans and military members to prevent Antifa from igniting violence. Biggs is demanding Antifa be declared a domestic terrorist organization.
Biggs, a former InfoWars reporter, gained national attention after his friend, late journalist Michael Hasting was killed. Biggs told Fox News that Hastings, a reporter for Rolling Stone, was killed for working on “the biggest story yet” about the CIA before his suspicious death.
PayPal has also blacklisted investigative journalist Laura Loomer, WikiLeaks, Infowars, conservative commentator and Vice co-founder Gavin McInnes, political activist Tommy Robinson, blogger Roosh V, free speech social network Gab, YouTube alternative BitChute, and a black metal music label.
PayPal CEO Dan Schulman, who has reportedly partnered with the far-left Southern Poverty Law Center for guidance regarding which accounts to ban, discriminately blacklists conservatives to achieve “diversity and inclusion.”
Schulman explained in an interview with the Wall Street
Journal in February that the company first began gearing towards the
implementation of so-called social justice after pulling out of an investment
with North Carolina because the state passed a bill making it mandatory for
people to use the bathroom of their biological sex.
“I think North Carolina was probably the moment that was the
most visible, where we basically said this violates our core value and we need
to make a very public stand on it,” he said. “Businesses need to be a
force for good in those values and issues that they believe in. It shouldn’t
come from backlash or people taking heat on it, because then it’s in response,
as opposed to the definition of who you are and then how you react to the
context that you find yourself in.”
Schulman claimed it “was a defining moment for us as a
company,” that was “difficult,” because, “the line between free speech and
hate, nobody teaches it to you in college. Nobody’s defined it in the law.”