PayPal says it has suspended accounts that were used to pay freelance writers duped into producing content for a Russian influence operation. Photo Illustration by Budrul Chukrut/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images


© Photo Illustration by Budrul Chukrut/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
PayPal says it has suspended accounts that were used to pay freelance writers duped into producing content for a Russian influence operation. Photo Illustration by Budrul Chukrut/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

  • PayPal told Business Insider it had terminated at least four accounts linked to a Russian influence operation exposed on Tuesday.
  • Business Insider obtained the list of accounts from freelance writers who said they had been duped into writing for the Russian operation, which posed as a progressive website called Peace Data.
  • Writers told Business Insider they were paid about $100 an article, with each PayPal transaction linked to a separate Gmail account.
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PayPal has terminated multiple accounts linked to a recently uncovered Russian influence operation that is said to have paid US and British writers for content aimed at influencing progressives and

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