Payment processor Stripe drops Trump campaign following Capitol riots

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Payments processor Stripe has booted President Trump’s campaign website from its service, blaming Wednesday’s assault on the Capitol for the move. The San Francisco-based firm, whose tech allows sites and businesses to accept credit card payments, is distancing itself from the embattled commander-in-chief and his team, claiming they violated the company’s policies against encouraging violence, the Wall Street Journal reports. It’s not the first time Stripe has responded to violent real-world events by suspending clients. The financial technology company previously suspended right-wing Twitter competitor Gab in 2018 after it was discovered that the gunman who killed 11 at a Pittsburgh synagogue posted anti-Semitic messages on the site.