E-commerce store joins big tech in blacklisting President
Shopify, the popular e-commerce store provider, has blacklisted the Trump campaign and Trump organization, according to reports.
TrumpStore.com was banned by the shopping platform on Thursday, The Wall Street Journal reported.
The removal comes in line with other platforms that have banned or suspended Trump following the events in Washington D.C. this week.
Both Trump sites, TrumpStore.com and the Trump campaign’s Shop.DonaldJTrump.com were both offline today following the events at Capitol Hill on Wednesday.
Both sites sell items like Trump hats, Trump flags, and MAGA related merchandise.
Shopify said in a statement:
“Shopify does not tolerate actions that incite violence. 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.”
“As a result, we have terminated stores affiliated with President Trump.”
The news comes as Facebook and Twitter have suspended President Trump’s social media accounts.
Zuckerberg stated in a Facebook post:
“The shocking events of the last 24 hours clearly demonstrate that President Donald Trump intends to use his remaining time in office to undermine the peaceful and lawful transition of power to his elected successor, Joe Biden.
“His decision to use his platform to condone rather than condemn the actions of his supporters at the Capitol building has rightly disturbed people in the US and around the world.
“We removed these statements yesterday because we judged that their effect — and likely their intent — would be to provoke further violence.Following the certification of the election results by Congress, the priority for the whole country must now be to ensure that the remaining 13 days and the days after inauguration pass peacefully and in accordance with established democratic norms.”
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Twitter later said it would restore Trump’s account soon following a 12-hour suspension.
A post from Twitter Safety stated.
“As a result of the unprecedented and ongoing violent situation in Washington, D.C., we have required the removal of three @realDonaldTrump Tweets that were posted earlier today for repeated and severe violations of our Civic Integrity policy.”
“This means that the account of @realDonaldTrump will be locked for 12 hours following the removal of these Tweets.”
“If the Tweets are not removed, the account will remain locked,” the statement continued.