December 18, 2010
Bank of America was quoted as saying late on Friday that it was joining other financial institutions in declining to process payments to WikiLeaks, which has angered U.S. authorities with the mass release of U.S. diplomatic cables.
“Bank of America joins in the actions previously announced by MasterCard, PayPal, Visa Europe and others and will not process transactions of any type that we have reason to believe are intended for WikiLeaks,” the bank said in a statement, quoted by McClatchy Newspapers.
No one at Bank of America was immediately available to comment.
WikiLeaks has said it will release documents early next year that will point to “unethical practices” at a major U.S. bank, widely thought to be Bank of America.
This article was posted: Saturday, December 18, 2010 at 12:22 pm