In wake of white supremacists’ march in the United States and the online/tech community trying their best to cut such hate groups off, Apple has suspended support for Apple Pay on a handful of websites selling white-supremacy clothing and accessories. The service no longer works on at least a couple websites selling clothes, bumper stickers and other items stamped with hate speech.
Apple confirmed cutting off their support for hate speech websites to BuzzFeed. Following this weekend’s events in Charlottesville, one such site where the company removed Apple Pay, sells a sticker depicting a car running down a group of people, complete with the words, “Nobody cares about your protest.”
Apple Pay guidelines asks users to not incorporate the transaction system into a website that “promotes hate, violence, or intolerance based on race, age, gender, gender identity, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation.”
After a protest against neo-Nazis turned deadly in Charlottesville, Virginia, many companies including Google, GoDaddy, Spotify, Discord, GoFundMe and PayPal took steps to shut down hate groups and white supremacist outlets, including a neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer. Even Twitter suspended an account that provided updates for the site.
— Rashad Robinson (@rashadrobinson) August 15, 2017