PayPal shoots down online sales of controversial game

Published on Wednesday, 20 June 2018 19:24
Written by The Associated Press

HARTFORD (AP) - The developer of a school shooting video game condemned by parents of slain children has lost the ability to sell its products online after being dumped by PayPal.

Acid Software said Tuesday that purchases of “Active Shooter” were “temporarily disabled” as its representatives tried to resolve the issues with PayPal. Acid’s postings on Twitter and an online bulletin board included the hashtags “QuitCensoringUs,” ‘‘FreedomOfExpression“ and ”WeWillBeBack.”

PayPal confirmed it closed the account.

“PayPal has a longstanding, well-defined and consistently enforced Acceptable Use Policy, and regardless of the individual or organization in question, we work to ensure that our services are not used to accept payments for activities that promote violence,” the company, based in San Jose, California, said in a statement Wednesday.

Posted in New Britain Herald, State on Wednesday, 20 June 2018 19:24. Updated: Wednesday, 20 June 2018 19:26.