Tommy Robinson has banned the use of PayPal
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The founder of the English Defense League, Tommy Robinson, has been blocked using PayPal.
The 35-year-old said that the online payment system told him that he did not match his user guidelines and would never be able to use the platform again.
The company claims that it does not comment on individual accounts, but adds: "We do not allow the use of PayPal services to promote hatred, violence or other forms of intolerance that are discriminatory.
"We do not make such decisions in any way, and we work hard to be rigorous and honest while viewing PayPal accounts."
The move follows Internet petitions, requiring the company to stop processing payments for the activist, gathering thousands of signatures.
But Robinson, the real name of Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, who said he used the platform to collect donations to fight legal battles, called the ban "fascism."
Tommy Robinson has been blocked by PayPal (David Mirzoeff / PA)
"They just do not like my opinion and want to silence me," he told the press.
"The government and establishment see that I have public support, they see that I can fight."
Robinson said that PayPal also froze "a lot" of money that was in the account for 180 days.
PayPal said: "Striking the right balance between maintaining freedom of speech and open dialogue and protecting the principles of tolerance, diversity and respect for all people is a challenge that many companies face today.
"We work hard to achieve the right balance and ensure that our decisions are based on values and not political."
Robinson was released from prison in August after the three leading judges lifted the disregard for the verdict at the Crown Court in Leeds.
On Monday he was formally released from custody after Judge Old Bailey Nicholas Hilliard QC referred his case to the Attorney General.
The court heard that he had denied the violation of the law on violation of the legal act and the broadcasting of the broadcast, which could seriously harm the trial.
The Attorney General's office stated that all materials had been analyzed "again" before deciding whether to direct Robinson to the High Court with contempt.
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