PayPal Holdings Inc said Monday it has blocked a Christian crowdfunding site, GiveSendGo, after it helped raise money for people who attended last week’s event in Washington when supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol.
The digital payments processor also confirmed to Reuters that it had closed an account owned by Ali Alexander, one of the group’s organizers. The news was reported earlier by Bloomberg, which quoted an unidentified source.
Online platforms and social media companies are distancing themselves and taking action against those who were encouraged or involved in last week’s violence at the US Capitol.
Twitter said it has suspended more than 70,000 accounts since Friday that were originally intended to share QAnon content after the Capitol attack.
A number of major US companies, including AT&T Inc, American Express and Dow Inc, have said they will cut campaign contributions to those who voted to challenge President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, as Republicans in the US Congress face mounting concerns from US companies. .
Supporters of Trump stormed the US Capitol on Wednesday, in an effort to stop congressional approval of Biden’s election victory.
Trump, who challenged without evidence the validity of Biden’s election victory, initially praised his supporters but later condemned the violence.
Bloomberg reported last week that PayPal has closed an account owned by Joy In Liberty, one of the groups that paid Trump supporters money to travel to Washington.
Representatives of GiveSendGo, which describes itself as “a place to fund hope. A place to work with the Body of Christ around the world to make a difference,” is not immediately accessible for comment.