Retired U.S. Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher said on Wednesday that PayPal “deplatformed” Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller, the Marine officer who went viral for demanding accountability after the chaotic evacuation from Afghanistan, on the same day Gallagher’s Pipe Hitter Foundation began fundraising with Scheller. On Thursday, PayPal reversed that decision on its own without any action taken by Gallagher, the foundation or Scheller.
“Just hours after launching our campaign for LtCol Scheller he has been deplatformed by @paypal,” Gallagher said in his Wednesday Facebook post. “Big Tech has been doing this for years to silence, crush, and intimidate individuals and their families and destroy their livelihoods.”
Gallagher shared a screenshot of the notice Scheller received from PayPal, which said, “After a review, we decided to permanently limit your account as we found potential risk associated with it.”
On Thursday, Gallagher said, “The account has been mysteriously restored. Keep in mind no information was provided to them to ‘review’ and Stu is under a gag order so he has no way to communicate or get any word out.” (Read more from “PayPal ‘Deplatforms’ Marine Who Spoke Out Against Afghan Disaster, Then Reverses Itself After Fundraiser by Eddie Gallagher” HERE)
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