PayPal Cuts WikiLeaks from Money Flow

WikiLeaks under attack from numerous fronts


The online payment service provider PayPal has cut off the account used by WikiLeaks to collect donations, serving another blow to the organization just as it was struggling to keep its website accessible after an American company stopped directing traffic to it.

Media freedom watchdog Reporters Without Borders on Saturday condemned the personal attacks on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and “the blocking, cyber-attacks and political pressure” in what it called the first “attempt at the international community level to censor a website dedicated to the principle of transparency.”

“We are shocked to find countries such as France and the United States suddenly bringing their policies on freedom of expression into line with those of China,” the organization said in a statement.

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