[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2FeyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8zMTg1NjkxMi9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTY5Nzc0MzQyMn0.KNsSVzr8SyJxIDwhev7NZUhtvqriNusaD5WXwN_WHl8%2Fimg.jpg%3Fwidth%3D1200%26height%3D600%26coordinates%3D0%2C85%2C0%2C85\u0026ho=https%3A%2F%2Fassets.rebelmouse.io\u0026s=430\u0026h=5168c4fa479b713e48a43d685a74bb7e54ecae3bbb3b5eea319cdfbefbd6159d\u0026size=980x\u0026c=3794591977 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252FeyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8zMTg1NjkxMi9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTY5Nzc0MzQyMn0.KNsSVzr8SyJxIDwhev7NZUhtvqriNusaD5WXwN_WHl8%252Fimg.jpg%253Fwidth%253D1200%2526height%253D600%2526coordinates%253D0%252C85%252C0%252C85%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fassets.rebelmouse.io%26s%3D430%26h%3D5168c4fa479b713e48a43d685a74bb7e54ecae3bbb3b5eea319cdfbefbd6159d%26size%3D980x%26c%3D3794591977%22%7D" expand=1]PayPal has reinstated the accounts of a free-speech advocacy group after the company was accused of imposing an \u201corchestrated, politically motivated\u201d ban, reports the Telegraph.Last month, the payment company shut down the accounts of the Free Speech Union, its founder Toby Young, and his website the Daily Sceptic \u201cwith no clear explanation,\u201d the Telegraph wrote at the at time.Young said he believed the action was driven by political motives and was a \u201csinister form of cancel culture.\u201dThe Free Speech Union has criticized the teaching of \u201cradical gender theory\u201d through drag queen story hours in British schools. The organization has also reportedly supported people who claim they have lost work for expressing opinions.\u201cIf PayPal had shut down just one of these accounts it\u2019s conceivable it could be because it had violated the company\u2019s Acceptable Use Policy. But it closed all three accounts within minutes of each other, suggesting there\u2019s a more sinister reason,\u201d Young stated. \u201cI suspect it\u2019s because in reality PayPal doesn\u2019t value free expression and open dialogue or the people and organizations that stand up for those principles.\u201dPaypal\u2019s decision received numerous critiques from British leaders, including members of Parliament. Claire Fox, a member of the House of Lords, said in reference to the banning, \u201cWe cannot allow big tech to get away with financially policing opinions by financial bullying.Fox added, \u201cThe idea of placing explicit financial penalties or suspending accounts of groups for perfectly legal political views rings worrying bells - it's like saying you cannot have an account because we saw you on TV. We do not live in that sort of society."A letter signed by 41 member of Parliament and peers was sent to Mel Stride, the chairman of the Treasury Select Committee, calling for an investigation and accusing PayPal of issuing \u201cprivate economic sanctions\u201d against groups it disagrees with.Last week, PayPal said it had decided to reinstate the accounts. A PayPal spokesman said, \u201cPayPal is dedicated to providing safe and affordable financial services to people of all backgrounds with a diversity of views, and we are a strong supporter of freedom of expression and open dialogue.\u201dYoung says he won\u2019t be returning to PayPal any time soon. \u201cI won\u2019t be using PayPal again, at least not until it reinstates all the other people and organizations whose accounts it has closed for political reasons and agrees never to cancel anyone\u2019s accounts for purely political reasons again,\u201d he said.