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Salesforce says it has 'taken action' to prevent further U.S. political violence

Paresh Dave
·1 min read

By Paresh Dave

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan 11 (Reuters) - Business software maker Salesforce.com Inc said on Monday it had "taken action" to prevent its tools from being used by the U.S. Republican National Committee in ways that could lead to further violence around the country's presidential transition.

"We are all deeply troubled by the terrible events of January 6," Salesforce spokeswoman Cheryl Sanclemente said, referring to supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump storming the Capitol.

"And while we all hope that they are never repeated, sadly there remains a risk of politically incited violence across the country."

The statement added the RNC has been a long-standing customer. The RNC did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Salesforce did not immediately respond to request to specify the preventative action taken. (Reporting by Paresh Dave Editing by Chris Reese)