PayPal shuts account of parents’ group that campaigned to keep schools open during pandemic

UsForThem said it has been unable to access thousands of pounds in donations from its account after PayPal announced it was discounting service to one of the group’s directors “in accordance with” the technology company’s user agreement.

It comes as PayPal faces a backlash over its decision to shut down the accounts of the Free Speech Union, its founder Toby Young and his news and opinion website, the Daily Sceptic.

The Telegraph revealed on Tuesday that PayPal had shut down the accounts without any clear explanation.

Mr Young said he believed the “sinister” action was taken for “political motives”.

Other groups which have said their accounts have recently been shut down by PayPal include Left Lockdown Sceptics, which describes itself as a “socialist collective” opposed to government lockdown measures.