Is PayPal Going to Fine You for Your Opinions?



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On Saturday, a PayPal policy was announced where customers could be fined up to $2,500 for misinformation and other causes, at the sole discretion of the company. The internet’s outrage was quick and loud, and very soon PayPal retracted the policy and said it was published in error. NLW explores what the policy would have done and why some are asking what it suggests about a future with central bank digital currencies (CBDC).

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“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell and research by Scott Hill. Jared Schwartz is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. Music behind our sponsors today is “The Now” by Aaron Sprinkle and “The Life We Had” by Moments. Image credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8.

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