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Popular dating app Tinder has reportedly blocked dozens of users for encouraging others to sign petitions and donate to Black Lives Matter-related causes. Some have even been banned for adding the BLM hashtag to their profile, the BBC reports.

According to Tinder’s guidelines, using the app for “promotional purposes” isn’t allowed.

The news has outraged the app’s community. The protests surrounding the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police has led to massive protests around the entire globe — change that’s also been sweeping through the world of tech.


But the complaints haven’t fallen on deaf ears. A Tinder spokesperson told BuzzFeed News that the company supports the movement and will stop banning people for using the app as a way to fundraise.

“We have voiced our support for the Black Lives Matter movement and want our platform to be a place where our members can do the same,” the spokesperson told BuzzFeed News.

A number of users have successfully raised funds for Black Lives Matter-related causes by linking to petitions and donations pages on their Tinder profiles.

But others haven’t been so lucky. Countless users are still banned from the platform, with many wondering what they did wrong.

READ MORE: Tinder Will Stop Banning Users For Fundraising For Black Lives Matter And Bail Funds [BuzzFeed News]


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