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PayPal bans prominent UK far-right figure from using its services

PayPal bans prominent UK far-right figure from using its servicesPayPal has banned Tommy Robinson, former leader of the far-right, anti-Muslim group English Defence League (EDL), from it's platform.  In a statement sent to Mashable, the online payments company said that it doesn't comment on individual cases, but that they carefully review accounts to make sure that they fit user guidelines.  SEE ALSO: PayPal makes it harder to buy shady supplements from Infowars
"We do not allow PayPal services to be used to promote hate, violence, or other forms of intolerance that is discriminatory,” PayPal wrote, adding that “we work hard to achieve the right balance and to ensure that our decisions are values-driven and not political.” Robinson, who was banned from Twitter in March for reportedly violating Twitter's hateful conduct policy, posted a reaction video to Facebook, where he has 967,000 followers.  "It is simply fascism," Robinson said in response to being blocked from ever using PayPal again.    Robinson (real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon) is a former member of the British National Party. He co-funded the controversial far-right group English Defence League in 2009, and was the group's leader up until 2013.  After attempting to form a UK branch of the German far-right populist party Pegida in 2016, Robinson joined the Canadian website Rebel Media the following year.  Robinson went to prison for contempt of court after filming four men outside a court room. He has a history of broadcasting himself on social media outside trials involving Muslim defendants. WATCH: iPhone XR reviews, Amazon cashierless stores in NY, and election hacking: A tech news roundup — Technically Speaking



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Trump bans asylum for migrants who cross the border between official ports of entry

Trump bans asylum for migrants who cross the border between official ports of entryThe Justice Department and the Homeland Security Department released the text of an interim regulation Thursday afternoon outlining new restrictions on asylum that will be the subject of a presidential proclamation expected to be issued by the White House on Friday.



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Britain 'concerned' after Hong Kong bans pro-independence party

Britain 'concerned' after Hong Kong bans pro-independence partyThe UK government has demanded China respect the autonomy of Hong Kong after Beijing banned a political party in the city that supports independence from China. “We are concerned by the decision” of the government, the Foreign Office said in a statement. “The UK does not support Hong Kong independence, but Hong Kong’s high degree of autonomy and its rights and freedoms are central to its way of life, and it is important they are fully respected.” The ban was instituted on Monday on the grounds that the Hong Kong National Party (HKNP) was found a threat to national security as Beijing continues to stamp out challenges to its sovereignty. It is the first such ban on a political party since the former British colony was handed back to China by the UK in 1997. Police requested the ban in July under the Societies Ordinance, which allows groups to be prohibited in the interests of national security and public safety.  Under the move, it is now illegal to be a party member, raise money for the group and to participate or act on behalf of the organization. Anyone in violation could face up to three years in prison and thousands in fines, according to a government notice posted online. Pro-democracy demonstrations in the special administrative region in 2014 largely failed to usher in political reforms. Since then, activists have continued speaking out. However, pro-independence supporters have been barred from running for office, including Andy Chan, a founding member of HKNP. Others have been disqualified from the legislative council.  The ban came one day after a controversial high-speed rail link opened connecting Beijing to Hong Kong, a move that also stoked concerns about the growing reach of China into the city diminishing its autonomy.



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Twitter Finally Bans Alex Jones And Infowars

Twitter Finally Bans Alex Jones And InfowarsTwitter has decided to permanently ban conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who has



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Facebook bans Myanmar army chief, top brass over rights abuses

Facebook bans Myanmar army chief, top brass over rights abusesFacebook banned Myanmar’s army chief and other top military brass on Monday after a UN investigation recommended they face prosecution for genocide for a crackdown on Rohingya Muslims. Facebook acknowledged this was the first time it had banned a state or military actor, noting it was a “unique” situation. “We’ve taken this step in Myanmar following findings by international experts, including a recent UN-commissioned report, that many of these officials committed serious human rights abuses in the country,” Facebook spokeswoman Ruchika Budhraja said.



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Australia bans China's Huawei from mobile network build over security fears

Australia bans China's Huawei from mobile network build over security fearsAustralia’s government on Thursday banned major Chinese telecoms firm Huawei Technologies Co Ltd from supplying equipment for its planned 5G mobile network, citing risks of foreign interference. Huawei’s involvement in the network rollout, and resistance to it from Australia’s security agencies, has become a flashpoint between the trading partners in recent months as a row over alleged Chinese meddling in Australian politics deepened. Australia’s stance resembles the position of the United States, which has largely shut out Huawei from the lucrative U.S. market over national security concerns.



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S. Korea bans recalled BMWs from streets pending safety inspections

S. Korea bans recalled BMWs from streets pending safety inspectionsBMW Korea last month started recalling 106,000 vehicles with an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) module, which it says caused the recent fires. An average 7,000 cars have been inspected every day but some 27,000 vehicles had not yet been checked by late Monday, the transport ministry said in a press statement, leaving some 20,000 cars to be hit when the measure takes effect midnight Tuesday. Once the ban comes into effect, drivers are forbidden from driving their vehicles unless they are taking them to be tested, the statement said, with a senior official telling Yonhap news agency drivers would be liable in the event of a fire.



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Twitter Bans Proud Boys' Accounts Before Unite The Right 2 Rally

Twitter Bans Proud Boys' Accounts Before Unite The Right 2 RallyTwitter won't ban far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, but it is going



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Delta Air Lines Bans Pit Bulls as Service and Support Animals

Delta Air Lines Bans Pit Bulls as Service and Support AnimalsThe decision is being criticized.



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Delta bans pit bulls as service dogs, sparks backlash

Delta bans pit bulls as service dogs, sparks backlashATLANTA (AP) — Delta Air Lines says it's no longer allowing passengers to fly with "pit bull type" dogs as service or support animals, a policy that's being met with criticism by groups that train service dogs and the people who use them.



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