At this point it may be easy to ask what technology platforms President Donald Trump can still use.
Payment-processing company Striped According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, Donald Trump is the latest tech company to be removed from his platform.
This means that presidential campaign websites and online fundraising weapons will no longer have access to the services of payment processors, cutting the Trump campaign from receiving donations.
Sources told the Journal that the reason for the company’s decision was a violation of the company’s policies against encouraging violence.
The move came as the President remained largely silent through official channels at his disposal in view of the riots in the Capitol Building last week.
Although Trump has fallen silent, technology companies are busy re-building the president’s support by cutting off access to a range of services.
The president’s deplatforming has effectively removed Trump from all social media outlets including Snap, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Spotify and TikTok.
Technology companies that do most financial transactions online have also blocked the president. Shopify And paypal President Trump was one of the first to take action against extremists among the supporters who participated in the riots.
As we wrote earlier this week, PayPal is deactivating the accounts of some groups of Trump supporters who are using money-transfer fintech to coordinate payments to reduce the action of rioters on Capitol Hill Were.
The company has actually been actively taking steps against far-right activists for some time. Following the Charlottesville protests and riots in 2017, the company banned a group of far-flung organizations. The ban has not yet reached the President directly as to what ClearTips can shine.
On Thursday, Shopify announced that it was removing the storefront for both the Trump campaign and Trump’s personal brand. This is an evolution over policy for the company, which it said years ago would not moderate its platform, but has removed some controversial stores in recent years, such as some right-wing shops in 2018.
Now, Stripe has joined action against the president, cutting off an attractive source of income for his political work.
As the Journal reported, the Trump campaign launched a fundraising blitz to raise money for lawsuits brought by the president against states around the country. The lawsuits were almost all defeated, but the effort brought in hundreds of millions of dollars for the Republican Party.