PayPal, ADL partner to ‘research extremism,’ advise financial industry on examples

PayPal, ADL partner to ‘research extremism,’ advise financial industry on examples
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[Ed. – What could go wrong?  As the Jewish Press article concludes, these efforts invariably identify ordinary conservatives as “extremists.”]

PayPal Holdings Inc. and the Anti-Defamation League on Monday announced a new partnership initiative to fight extremism and hate through the financial industry and across at-risk communities. According to their press release, this is the latest effort by PayPal in combating racism, hate, and extremism across its platforms and the industry (until it backfires).

Through this collaboration, PayPal and ADL have launched a research effort to address the urgent need to understand how extremist and hate movements throughout the U.S. are attempting to leverage financial platforms to fund criminal activity. The intelligence gathered through this research initiative will be shared broadly across the financial industry and with policymakers and law enforcement.

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