Are Biden and Dems Planning to ‘Spy’ on Bank and Cash App Accounts?

Posted on AllSides December 23rd, 2021
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Various social media posts circulating in late December 2021 claimed that thanks to coronavirus stimulus legislation known as the American Rescue Plan, U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration and Democratic legislators would begin “spying” or “snooping” on users of cash apps like PayPal and Venmo. Here is an example of one such post:

The truth is, unsurprisingly, more nuanced, but the bottom line is that, contrary to what the above Twitter posts state, the effect of the legislation in question isn’t that the Biden administration or Democrats will be “tapping into” or “spying...

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