PayPal in Social Media Hell After Squashing Charity Project

Facebook, Twitter deluged with angry posts

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It wouldn't be a festive holiday season without a good old-fashioned corporate social media meltdown. Well, whaddya know—here's one now. This time, the whipping boy is PayPal, which is taking an insane amount of heat on Facebook and Twitter after allegedly squashing a toys-for-tots Christmas initiative by the website Regretsy because the site used the Paypal "Donate" button, which is reserved for nonprofits only. (The exact chain of events is fairly complicated, but the upshot is that PayPal shut down Regretsy's account and put a hold on founder April Winchell's account.

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