PayPal and ADL Partner to Disrupt ‘Financial Pipelines’ Used For Extremism and Hate, Protect Marginalized Groups

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PayPal and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) announced on Monday a new partnership aimed at identifying extremism, racism, and hate, and eventually to undertake the task of disrupting transactions and “financial pipelines” used to fund them.

The partnership will be led by the ADL’s Center on Extremism, known for its interactive H.E.A.T Map (Hate, Extremism, Anti-Semitism, Terrorism), and focus on “uncovering and disrupting the financial pipelines that support extremist and hate movements.”

The effort begins with research into the ways identified groups or movements use financial platforms, and the data collected will be shared with companies in the financial and tech sectors as well as with “policymakers and law enforcement.” The announcement says
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