US radio host Alex Jones is suing PayPal, claiming bias against conservative views was behind its decision to block his website.
Major web services, including YouTube, Facebook and Twitter have banned the conspiracy theorist.
And Jones is alleging PayPal’s ban is “viewpoint discrimination”, calling it a “dangerous precedent”.
PayPal told Courthouse News that the case was without merit and that it would vigorously defend itself.
PayPal decided to stop processing payments for InfoWars in September, claiming it violated their policies on promoting hate and violence.
The ban affected revenue Jones made from selling Infowars-branded goods and right-wing literature.
“It is at this point well known that large tech companies, located primarily in Silicon Valley, are discriminating against politically conservative entities and individuals, including banning them from social media platforms such as Twitter, based solely on their political and ideological viewpoints,” Jones’s company, Free Speech Systems, states in a 15-page complaint.
“Having effectively cornered the market, [PayPal] is now using that market power to restrain conservative trade and commerce,” it adds.