PayPal

Venmo, Braintree, Xoom, PayPal Honey, Paidy
San Jose, California
Payment Processing

Corporate Bias Rating

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Risk Level:

Rating - Danger
High Risk

Summary:

PayPal has shut down many accounts, such as the Christian crowdfunding platform GiveSendGo, for purportedly violating its "Acceptable Use Policy." It has banned users without warning for discussing biological differences between males and females and withheld money from a flag store small business for making a flag with former President Donald Trump on it. PayPal scored a 100 on the 2023 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group. By complying with the HRC’s controversial demands, the company increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. PayPal provides a benefits package for employees which covers travel/lodging costs for an abortion and transgender medical procedures for covered employees and dependents, including children. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. PayPal forces employees to undergo multiple ideological trainings and uses its reputation, corporate funds, and political influence to support controversial sex and gender ideologies, organizations, and legislation. The company funds Planned Parenthood, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). The company partners with the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) to help police charitable organizations by defining "hate groups" and acceptable conduct. PayPal opposed various state and local legislation intended to protect parental rights, girls’ sports, bathroom facilities, and gendered spaces. The company supports the Equality Act and is a Silver sponsor of the HRC. For these reasons, PayPal receives a High Risk rating.

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Board Bias

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CEO of PayPal

Dan Schulman

Dan Schulman

Summary:

Headquartered in San Jose, California, PayPal is a member of the Fortune 250 operating in the Payment Processing industry. Dan Schulman and John Joseph Donahoe serve as CEO/President and Chairman, respectively, leading the company’s C-suite executive team and the board of directors. Amongst these teams, the collective leadership is responsible for $222,875 to Republican causes and $561,824 to Democratic causes. Under their tenure, PayPal currently holds a 'High Risk' risk rating.

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Political Contributions of Leadership:

$222,875

$561,824

Republican

Democrat

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