Internet Companies Shouldn't Be Censors

For one thing, they're not very good at it.

Sometimes, it's thumbs down.

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PayPal blocked an account set up by Russian activists seeking to collect funds for the publication of a report on Russia's involvement in eastern Ukraine. The U.S. online payment company explained that it didn't "provide the option of using its system to receive donations to political parties or causes in Russia." It's just the latest example of an Internet giant cast in a role for which it is ill-equipped.

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