We’ve just been hit with a big libel charge from PayPal.
The reason: we protested outside PayPal’s HQ and told the tech giant to end its business relationship with a neo-Nazi group in Germany.
Here’s is what you need to know: More than 100,000 SumOfUs members signed a petition to get PayPal to shut down the account of Pro Chemnitz, a neo-Nazi group responsible for refugee hunts and attacks on Jewish restaurants. Pro Chemnitz uses PayPal to raise money to finance their hate.
Yesterday we tried to bring your voices to the PayPal HQ in Berlin -- and were greeted by the police. PayPal is pressing charges for libel -- even though all we did was state the truth.
This is big. PayPal is a multi-billion dollar corporation with unlimited resources to intimidate us and thwart our battle against hate. But we have unlimited power in members like you.
A heavy-weight lawsuit like this could be ruinous for a small organization like SumOfUs. They are trying to scare us. But we won’t let them get away with it.
Can you chip in now so we’re ready for a lawsuit?