PayPal blocks crowdfunding site GiveSendGo due to Capitol violence

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PayPal has said it had blocked a Christian crowdfunding website, GiveSendGo, after it helped raise funds for those that attended last week’s event when supporters of President Trump stormed the Capitol building in Washington DC.

The electronic payments processor also confirmed to journalists at our partner news agency Reuters that it closed an account by Ali Alexander, one of the primary organizers of the gathering. The news was reported initially reported by the news agency Bloomberg, which had cited unidentified sources.

Online platforms and societal networking companies are distancing themselves from, and taking actions contrary to, those that encouraged or engaged in last week’s violence at the US Capitol building.

Twitter said it has suspended more than 70,000 accounts because Friday which were mostly dedicated to sharing QAnon content after the assault on the Capitol building.

A number of large US businesses, such as AT&T, American Express and Dow, have said they’d cut off campaign contributions to people who voted to challenge President-elect Joe Biden’s success, with Republicans from the US Congress facing rising consternation from corporate America.

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Supporters of President Trump stormed the US Capitol last week, attempting to stop the process of certifying Joe Biden’s election triumph in Congress.

President Donald J Trump, who has evidence challenged the validity of former Vice President Joe Biden’s election victory, originally praised his supporters but later condemned the violence.

Bloomberg reported last week that PayPal had shut an account held by Joy In Liberty, among those groups that paid for supporters of Trump to go to Washington.

Representatives of GiveSendGo, that describes itself as “A place to fund hope. A place to work together with the body of Christ around the world to make a difference,” could not be reached immediately for comment.

The team at Platform Executive hope you have enjoyed this news article. Translation from English to other languages via Google Cloud Translation. Initial reporting via our official content partners at Thomson Reuters. Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru. Editing by Leslie Adler, Robert Birsel.

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