PayPal has taken to freezing the accounts of a number of high-profile personalities on the so-called alt-right who use the payment processing platform to fundraise and they're not too happy about it. BuzzFeed has news of the recent actions by PayPal, which they've made without explanation except to say that the company does not "allow [its] services to be used for activities that promote hate, violence or racial intolerance.”
Alt-right white supremacist site Occidental Dissent had their account frozen on May 1 and "men's rights" blogger Roosh V had his account frozen on May 4, followed by similar action taken against the account of Based Stickman, a.k.a. Kyle Chapman whose own alt-right fame only goes back to that March rally/riot in Berkeley, at which he showed up in a bike helmet, gas mask and cape, with a stick and a shield with the American flag on it. Chapman previously created a crowdfunding page on the site WeSearchr for a "legal defense fund" in preparation for his next arrest it now has over $87,000 in it, but WeSearchr's PayPal account was subsequently "limited" by PayPal, so Chapman may not have access to those funds.
These cases, combined with others reported on social media, have caused many on the alt-right to denounce PayPal along with GoFundMe and Patreon which have taken similar actions against alt-right personalities and causes as having a liberal bias and suppressing their free speech.
Alt-right personality Baked Alaska referred to GoFundMe as a "left wing garbage site" after they shut down a campaign of his, and right-wing Canadian YouTuber Lauren Southern, who spoke at a Berkeley event this spring, said in a video that Patreon "essentially eviscerat[ed] the majority of my income" when they banned her last month.
GoFundMe has removed my fundraiser from their site and permanently banned me with no reason given. Don't support this left wing garbage site pic.twitter.com/gmwXjtMQj0— Baked Alaska™ (@bakedalaska) July 28, 2017
This had pro-Trump media personality Mike Cernovich declaring that there's a need for "a free speech alternative" to PayPal after all these people were "un-platformed" by the company. But building a new payment processing platform is no easy feat.
Free speech alternatives to twitter, Kickstarter, etc are needed and being created. We need a new payment processor as well.— Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) June 6, 2017
Some have found luck using the crowdfunding site Rootbocks, which calls itself the "alternative, anti-censorship" crowdfunding venue. On their front page you can see a number of people raising funds to attend right-wing rallies.
Also, as BuzzFeed notes, a small invite-only crowdfunding site has emerged called "Hatreon," though it only boasts about 130 donors so far.
Meanwhile after Twitter has banned people like Milo Yiannopoulos over violating their terms of service, Cernovich has called for a "free speech alternative" to Twitter as well.