Patreon is a financial services platform that has a history of stepping outside their own ToS and banning people for political reasons. Perhaps this is no wonder: between their Terms of Use, Community Guidelines, Benefit Guidelines, Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy, there’s about an hour and 15 minutes (over 11k words) of legalese.

What might be most disturbing is the fact that Patreon sometimes (if not always) takes marching orders from third parties such as Mastercard, as we saw with the Robert Spencer ban. Many other corporations find themselves in similar situations where the main payment processor runs the show.