Patreon Bans Robert Spencer

Patreon Banned Defunded

Patreon banned Robert Spencer, best selling author and Director of Jihad Watch, after caving to pressure from Mastercard, who was just caving to pressure from the SPLC. From his ban notice:

Mastercard has a stricter set of rules and regulations than Patreon, and they reserve the right to not offer their services to accounts of their choosing. This is in line with their terms of service, which means it’s something we have to comply by.

This ban from Patreon turned out to be only a part of the larger financial deplatforming targeting Spencer.

Sources / Relevant Material

  1. Jihad Watch "Patreon and Mastercard ban Robert Spencer without explanation" by Robert Spencer (15 Aug 2018)
  2. Jihad Watch "SPLC, ‘Color of Change’ played role smearing Robert Spencer as “white supremacist” for Mastercard blacklisting" by Robert Spencer (21 Aug 2018)
  3. Breibart "Mastercard Forces Patreon to Blacklist Jihad Watch’s Robert Spencer" by Charlie Nash (15 Aug 2018)
  4. LifeSite News "GoFundMe blocks Islam scholar Robert Spencer after ban by Mastercard, Patreon" by Calvin Freiburger (22 Aug 2018)