Capitol Hill Invasion: Shopify Removes Trump-Affiliated Online Stores


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Online shopping platform, Shopify has removed all online stores affiliated with Donald Trump following Capitol Hill invasion on Wednesday.

“Shopify does not tolerate actions that incite violence,” a spokesperson said in a statement.

“Based on recent events, we have determined that the actions by President Donald J. Trump violate our Acceptable Use Policy, which prohibits promotion or support of organizations, platforms or people that threaten or condone violence to further a cause.”

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Shopify becomes the latest platform to dissociate itself from Trump after the invasion of Capitol Hill by Trump supporters.

PayPal has also shut down an account that was collecting money to fund a group of Trump supporters called Joy In Liberty for their trip to Washington DC.

“PayPal carefully reviews accounts to ensure our services are used in line with our long-standing policy,” the company said. “We do not allow PayPal services to be used to promote hate, violence or other forms of intolerance.”

Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg also revealed that the social media giant is suspending US President Donald Trump’s account indefinitely.

He disclosed this Thursday afternoon, saying that the President has been using the platform to incite his supporters to “incite violent insurrection against a democratically elected government”.

Zuckerberg said that the same applied to Instagram, which is also owned by the company.

Both platforms had provisionally suspended Trump’s account after Wednesday’s fatal incident involving his supporters at the Capitol Building.

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