The following letter was submitted to the New York Post in response to "Forget using PayPal if your views run afoul of this left-wing group” (July 29)
To the Editor:
Jonathan S. Tobin’s mischaracterization of ADL and PayPal’s partnership as an attempt to censor conservative voices is disingenuous and without any evidence (“Forget using PayPal if your views run afoul of this left-wing group,” July 29).
In truth, our partnership with PayPal will investigate and address extremists’ attempts to exploit financial systems to promote, support, and finance violent criminal activity. We are looking into the funding of domestic extremists across the ideological spectrum. We wholeheartedly support the First Amendment, but freedom of speech is not freedom to promote, support, and finance violent and criminal extremist activity.
ADL proudly stands on its nonpartisan record: We fight antisemitism and hate from all sides, regardless of the source.
ADL (Anti-Defamation League)