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Stripe, Shopify Join Companies Taking Action Against Trump Campaign, Organization

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Stripe, Shopify Join Companies Taking Action Against Trump Campaign, Organization

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Stripe and Shopify have joined the group of companies that have taken action against President Donald Trump, his campaign, and his business. Stripe, a payment processing company, told news outlets that it won’t process payments for Trump’s campaign because of the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol breach. According to Stripe’s website, it doesn’t allow certain groups of businesses to use its services. That includes any business that “engages in, encourages, promotes, or celebrates unlawful violence or physical harm to persons or property.” Shopify, meanwhile, took down online stores for both the Trump Organization and Trump’s campaign. “Shopify does not tolerate actions that incite violence,” a Shopify spokesperson said in a statement to outlets. “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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