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Oct 28, 2022 06:33 GMT

The controversial rule had gone unnoticed since 2013 until this month the “erroneous” update of the platform’s use policies came to light.

Customers of the PayPal online payment system remain concerned about the $2,500 fine that the company could impose on those who “violate its Acceptable Use Policy,” being a document that does not make clear the rights and freedoms of users, informs Forbes.

Earlier this month, the platform faced an avalanche of criticism for an alleged update to its rules, which established penalties of up to $2,500 against customers who “promote misinformation,” which was branded on social media as a attack on freedom of expression.

Later, a PayPal spokesperson stated that “an Acceptable Use Policy notice that included incorrect information […] was sent by mistake”, for which the company annulled said clause from the document published on its website.

However, the focus now is on a part of the User Agreement that states that any customer who specifically violates the company’s Acceptable Use Policy You will be fined $2,500.. The rule has been in place since at least 2013, but went largely unnoticed until the “erroneous” update to the terms of use came to light.

The PayPal page still It includes “provide false, inaccurate or misleading information” in the restricted activities part detailed in the User Agreement, but the violation of this clause only leads to some punitive actions, such as account suspension. However, it does not result in the automatic payment of the $2,500 fine that is applied in case of violating the Acceptable Use Policy.

After the value of the fine was disclosed, PayPal has been the subject of close scrutiny by the public and the virtual community.

The Republican representative from Minnesota (USA), Tom Emmer, condemned the confusion caused by the texts company officials, which, according to the legislator, can undermine freedom of expression.

“I am concerned that this language remains in PayPal’s terms of service: it is vague and looks like it could be used as weapon to control expression“, tweeted this Thursday Emmer.

Source: Actualidad

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