Mastercard Forces Patreon to Remove ‘Jihad Watch’ Founder Robert Spencer From Platform
Jihad Watch founder Robert Spencer
Robert Spencer, founder of ‘Jihad Watch,’ a blog that exposes creeping Sharia law around the world and the ongoing Islamic terrorist threat facing the West was axed from Patreon without warning.
Robert Spencer is the author of 18 best-selling books and is demonized and labeled as an ‘Islamophobe’ just like Pam Geller simply for speaking the truth.
Patreon is a platform where bloggers, singers, artists etc can provide an income stream through ‘patrons’ or their ‘fans.’
But just like every other platform, Patreon is proving to be a place that only provides a service to people who bow down to the globalist agenda.
Robert Spencer said he was booted from the platform without warning at the request of Mastercard–the kicker? Robert Spencer doesn’t even have a Mastercard account!
Robert Spencer tweeted Tuesday evening: I’ve been axed from Patreon, without explanation, warning or notice — no doubt as part of the ongoing efforts of the Left to deny all platforms to those who reject its agenda. To those who supported me there, thank you, and I’m sorry we couldn’t follow through on plans.
I’ve been axed from Patreon, without explanation, warning or notice — no doubt as part of the ongoing efforts of the Left to deny all platforms to those who reject its agenda. To those who supported me there, thank you, and I’m sorry we couldn’t follow through on plans. pic.twitter.com/rJ8kaUNqYI
— Robert Spencer (@jihadwatchRS) August 14, 2018
Patreon responded to Robert Spencer Wednesday morning, saying MasterCard required them to remove his account.
WOW. This is happening in the United States…
Patreon replied: Hi Robert, we emailed you earlier today which explained that unfortunately Mastercard required us to remove your account. You replied to us but if you have further questions we’re happy to keep emailing.
Hi Robert, we emailed you earlier today which explained that unfortunately Mastercard required us to remove your account. You replied to us but if you have further questions we’re happy to keep emailing.
— Patreon (@Patreon) August 15, 2018
Mr. Spencer said this response from Patreon was disingenuous because they had not been emailing him –and they never explained why MasterCard objected to his account or why they had to comply with MasterCard’s wishes, and didn’t answer his request for an explanation.
“I don’t have a MasterCard and didn’t have one attached to my Patreon account, so MasterCard really wasn’t involved — unless it owns Patreon, which is apparently the case,” Robert Spencer said.
Robert Spencer elaborated more in a blog post via Jihad Watch:
Recently Alex Jones and Gavin McInnes have been banned from various social media platforms, in a desperate attempt by the Left to ensure that the 2016 election results aren’t repeated in 2018. Some people say it doesn’t matter that these men were deplatformed, because they don’t like what they say, and what’s more, these are all private companies. They are indeed private companies, but they have a virtual monopoly today over the means of communication, and once they start banning people because they don’t like what they say, they’ve set a precedent that is inimical to the survival of a free society.
If only approved viewpoints can be aired, we live in a totalitarian state, not a free society, and the effects of this will reverberate in our lives in ways we cannot imagine. If you think that the banning will stop when those who are deemed “crazy” or “extremist” are all banned, you’re in for a surprise.
Yesterday, they came for me, albeit in not yet as thoroughgoing a manner as the way they went after Jones and McInnes.
Mr. Spencer then says he received an email from Patreon’s [Orwellian] “Trust and Safety Team”
My name is April and I’m on the Trust & Safety team here at Patreon. I’ve been notified by Mastercard that we must remove your account from Patreon, effective immediately.
Mastercard has a stricter set of rules and regulations than Patreon, and they reserve the right to not offer their services to accounts of their choosing. This is in line with their terms of service, which means it’s something we have to comply by.
I have paid out your remaining creator balance of $475.22 to you via direct deposit.
I’m sorry for the inconvenience and frustration this might cause.
Let me know if you have any questions or concerns — I’m here to help.
Patreon Trust and Safety
Conservative, Christian and pro-Trump websites are being banned and shadowbanned by the tech tyrants and now financial services are being cut off.
The tech companies are working together to ban conservatives from their services.
YouTube, Facebook and Apple all banned Infowars within hours of each other last week as they step up their harassment of pro-Trump and conservative voices online.
What’s next? No bank accounts for conservatives?