Shopify stripped down all online stores for President Donald Trump, including the president’s Trump Organization and affiliated campaign account following Wednesday’s Capitol riots.
* Trump Organization’s https://t.co/gjEbiPl1tY Is Taken Offline by Shopify
* Trump Campaign’s Ecommerce Site Is Also Closed by Shopify
* Shopify Says It Closed Websites Associated With President Trump After Riot at Capitol
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According to the Wall Street Journal, a Shopify spokeswoman said the president — through comments he made on Wednesday, in which he said the election was “fraudulent” but urged his supporters to “go home now” and “go home in peace” — had violated company policy, which forbids online sellers from supporting organizations or people who encourage violence.
“As a result, we have terminated stores affiliated with President Trump,” Shopify said.