E-commerce, streaming, and online payment companies, including Amazon-owned Twitch, have continued to cut ties with President Trump en masse after a pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol building. Additionally, several tech companies including Facebook and Microsoft have suspended political donations and are internally evaluating political donation practices.
We wrote about how Amazon was sued for removing AWS support from social media platform Parler yesterday, and you can read the full story here.
- The Amazon-owned streaming platform banned Trump's official stream channel over concerns of it being used to incite violence.
- Twitch temporarily banned Trump's channel in June 2020 for hateful content related to Black Lives Matter protests.
- Shopify shut down the Trump Organization and Trump campaign's online stores, which sold official Trump-branded merchandise.
- Shopify is an Amazon competitor and allows sellers to build their own online stores on its e-commerce platform.
- The Canadian company says it removed at least two stores linked to Trump, including the official campaign store, because the president's recent actions violate Shopify’s “acceptable use policy."
- Stripe will stop processing payments for President Trump’s campaign website and online fundraising infrastructure.
- PayPal and PayPal-owned Venmo removed an account owned by Joy In Liberty, a group that raised funds to fly Trump supporters to Washington D.C. ahead of Wednesday's events.