Then again, we suspected that eventually they would do this:
There were countless others following suit. In fact, Google searches for “delete PayPal” spiked to 1,392% after the announcement, according to Google Trends. And as the situation continued to unfold, the company’s stock price continued to plummet.
By the following day, PayPal’s PR team was in full crisis mode and trying to spin the story as a “simple mistake” that was never meant to be included in the terms of service. But most people saw through this because any rational person knows it had to pass through multiple phases of review by multiple teams before being finally inserted into the terms of service and published online. No one bought the story they tried to push
The bigger story, though, is that despite it’s PR team publicly claiming it was just a simple mistake that that was never intended to be published, shortly after the criticism on social media died down, it was added back into the terms of service with equally ambiguous language. Apparently, they believed that everyone would just accept their claim and immediately forget about the incident.
Eff them. I can always pay Ebay with a credit card.