PayPal Limits Voat's Account, Site Now Accepts Donations Only In Bitcoin

PayPal Limits Voat's Account, Site Now Accepts Donations Only In Bitcoin

Voat™, a media aggregator like Reddit, wants to be the place on the Internet where you can "have your say™". But that might not be possible if PayPal has its way. PayPal informed Voat administrators that their account had been "limited," and their funds frozen. The site, entirely funded by user donation, is distressed. The site creator Atif Colo posted in a stickied thread on the forum's homepage: The reason given was 'Under the Acceptable Use Policy, PayPal may not be used to send or receive payments for certain sexually oriented materials or services or for items that could be considered....


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While much of the evidence is still anecdotal, there is consensus that commercial child pornography, sexual exploitation, sex trafficking and other criminal enterprises are increasingly moving to a new unregulated, unbanked digital economy.

Ernie Allen, president and CEO of the Center for Missing and Exploited Children