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Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Apple CEO Tim Cook: Hateful views have 'no place on our platforms'

Individuals who push white supremacy and “violent conspiracy theories” have no place in the digital world, AppleCEO Tim Cook declared Monday.

“We only have one message for those who seek to push hate, division and violence: You have no place on our platforms … You have no home here,” Mr. Cook said as he accepted the Anti-Defamation League’s first-ever “Courage Against Hate” award at a conference Monday night in New York City.

“If we cant be clear on moral questions like these, then we’ve got big problems,” he said. “From the earliest days of iTunes to Apple Music today, we have always prohibited music with a message of white supremacy. Why? Because it is the right thing to do. As we showed this year, we won’t give a platform to violent conspiracy theorists on the App Store.”

Earlier this year, Apple became the first tech giant to ban far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones from iTunes and its Podcast app. Facebook, YouTube, Spotify and Twitter soon followed suit in deplatforming the InfoWars founder.

“At Apple, we are not afraid to say that our values drive our curation decisions,” Mr. Cook said Monday. “And why should we be? Doing what’s right — creating experiences free from violence and hate, experiences that empower creativity and new ideas — is what our customers want us to do.”



Anonymous said...

He is simply reading the script given by Langley. Everything about our false reality is created in Langley. All of the books and lyrics. All of the intelligence including technological developments.

Apple has always been intelligence. Wake up

Anonymous said...

yeh but ignorant racist rappers allowed. anti police anti white but pro Nword. thank God i dont and NEVER will use apple products

Anonymous said...

Dude. Mom’s calling down the basement stairs.
Your tater tots are done.

Anonymous said...

Apple is true on this one.

Bigger question - Is Joe A ok? Only ask because he hasn't made any comments recently and the flavor of the stories are not norm - meaning there are no LOCAL stories of late. Maybe its just the holiday season????

Signed bourbon in my cup on TGIF guy! (PSST - only 2 days until TGIF!!!)

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

He's a 14kt hypocrite.

Which is not the same as praising controversial authors or commenters. Let the market decide; misguided authors will soon be without an audience.

Example: CNN.