Shopify (E-Commerce store) has reportedly banned the store run by the Trump Campaign, and The Trump organization, TrumpStore.com
Reports from The Wall Street Journal say Shopify has banned TrumpStore.com, a website run by the Trump Organization and The Trump campaign. It appears to be in response to the events in Washington D.C. this week.
TrumpStore.com and the Trump campaign’s Shop.DonaldJTrump.com, which sold Trump-related merchandise, were both offline today.
In a statement today Shopify said: “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.”
Both Facebook and Twitter have suspended President Trump’s social media accounts, with Facebook extending the ban “indefinitely.”
Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO stated that the President’s “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.” Zuckerberg added: “We removed these statements yesterday because we judged that their effect — and likely their intent — would be to provoke further violence.”
Twitter is set to restore the President’s account later today.