A little over a week after getting blacklisted by Visa simply for being associated with Gab, a social media alternative that's committed to the principles of free speech, Andrew Torba, Gab's CEO, has just spoken out for the first time via a blog post detailing his experiences. His account is almost shocking in that, as Torba argues, it shows that US corporations like Visa have started to create their own version of China's "social credit score" metric in the US.
If you're deemed "politically incorrect", you will be silenced, fired and harassed by major corporations, journalists and "activists" who claim to be committed to social justice and equality. As Torba explains, because he refuses to censor hate speech on his platform in keeping with his commitment to making Gab a censorship-free platform, Visa has targeted him, and accused him of "breaking the law" - even though "hate speech" is protected under the First Amendment.
Visa has effectively cut Torba off from the dollar-based financial system. His easiest means of transacting digitally, at this point, probably involves crypto.