Credit Cards Under Pressure To Police...

Credit Cards Under Pressure To Police Online Expression

There are 7 comments on the GPB.org story from Oct 19, 2013, titled Credit Cards Under Pressure To Police Online Expression. In it, GPB.org reports that:

Some advocacy groups say credit card companies should stop doing business with web sites that promote controversial views or policy positions.

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abc123

Indonesia

#1 Oct 19, 2013
don't use credit cards use bitcoins insted

Since: Jul 09

Indy/Philly/Toronto

#2 Oct 20, 2013
Letting corporations police themselves is an easy way out of dealing with problems caused by those who are less than ethical. Problem is, a lot of corporations fall into that very category.
With blank checks and low monthly payments, credit card companies have caused so many financial problems for consumers by promoting going into debt with them. Who's policing that?

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#3 Oct 20, 2013
mark in Toronto wrote:
Letting corporations police themselves is an easy way out of dealing with problems caused by those who are less than ethical. Problem is, a lot of corporations fall into that very category.
With blank checks and low monthly payments, credit card companies have caused so many financial problems for consumers by promoting going into debt with them. Who's policing that?
When anyone or anything is "policed" we need to police those doing the policing. This is why these large corporations have paid off all our elected officials to work for them instead of the people who elected them into office. Our elected representatives always vote for their large contributors and rarely do they do anything for those who voted for them.
Mike Della

Houston, TX

#5 Oct 20, 2013
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Agreed! No one is doing any 'policing.' It is more like the government bending to the likes and dislikes of these major companies. It would be one thing if everyone had to play by the rules but since '08 it's become abundantly clear that there's no need for big businesses to obey the law and the government has no interest in enforcing that.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#6 Oct 21, 2013
The problem is the insanity of "corporate personhood".

I'll agree that a corporation is a person with Rights when Baja-Oklahoma executes one.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#7 Oct 21, 2013
mark in Toronto wrote:
With blank checks and low monthly payments, credit card companies have caused so many financial problems for consumers by promoting going into debt with them. Who's policing that?
Take some personal responsibility. YOU should be policing that.

Since: Aug 12

Location hidden

#8 Oct 21, 2013
abc123 wrote:
don't use credit cards use bitcoins insted
Right, and PayPal
But... what we going to buy these bitcoins and accounts with if not credit cards?
I suppose it does put a third party between the credit companies and our purchases but it doesn't change the ultimate outcome if the card companies or the websites are doing business with those whose views we dislike

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