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It seems that Tim Cook’s letter and donations to organizations that support human rights will not be Apple’s only measure against what happened in Charlottesville. Since Buzzfeed has realized that some portals that spread Nazi symbols and promote racism have stopped offering Apple Pay .
They are portals that focus on selling clothes and accessories with ultra-nationalist symbols and messages such as ” white pride “. Apple has refused to comment on this, and a company spokesperson has referred the media to the Apple Pay usage rules, in a sign that they have simply applied their own rules.
Specifically, these rules make it clear that Apple Pay cannot be used on sites that promote “hate, intolerance and violence” . Until now these websites could charge using Apple Pay, but after what happened in Charlottesville in Cupertino they must have become much more serious.
Other technology companies have taken similar steps. For example, GoDaddy and Google have blocked ultra-right-wing media from registering and managing domains. And Airbnb has blocked all users of its platform who are linked to hate groups.
Apple Pay’s withdrawal is not exactly leaving these portals without options to charge their customers, but we are in one of those cases where it is the gesture that counts .