Remember all the times Alex Jones screamed about gay wedding cakes? Apparently businesses don’t have the right to turn you away because of who you are if you happen to be Alex Jones.
Right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones hit PayPal with a federal lawsuit Monday, claiming bias against conservative views guided its decision to block his company from earning money through the platform.
“It is at this point well known that large tech companies, located primarily in Silicon Valley, are discriminating against politically conservative entities and individuals, including banning them from social media platforms such as Twitter, based solely on their political and ideological viewpoints,” Jones’ company, Free Speech Systems, states in a 15-page complaint.
PayPal was co-founded in 1999 by Peter Thiel, an openly gay conservative venture capitalist who supported President Donald Trump’s 2016 bid for president. The company was sold to eBay in 2002 for $1.5 billion.