Shopify Takes Trump Organization and Campaign Stores Offline -- Update
By Vipal Monga
TORONTO -- Online stores run by the Trump Organization and Trump
campaign were taken offline on Thursday by Shopify Inc., an
e-commerce software provider, in response to Wednesday's riot at
the U.S. Capitol.
Visitors to TrumpStore.com and shop.donaldjtrump.com, which sold
official Trump branded apparel, "Make America Great Again" hats and
other merchandise, were greeted with error messages on Thursday
A Shopify spokeswoman said President Trump violated the
company's policy, which prohibits retailers on the platform from
promoting or supporting organizations or people that promote
violence. "As a result, we have terminated stores affiliated with
President Trump," the company said.
The sites were taken down Thursday morning after the company's
trust and safety team, which monitors the platform, decided Mr.
Trump's comments on Wednesday violated the policy, the spokeswoman
Twitter and Facebook locked the president's accounts on their
social media sites after Wednesday's events.
TrumpStore.com is the official e-commerce site of the Trump
Organization and shop.donaldjtrump.com is the Trump campaign's
Representatives for the Trump Organization, the umbrella company
overseeing the president's real estate and branding business,
didn't immediately respond to requests for comment.
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January 07, 2021 11:47 ET (16:47 GMT)
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