Guest post by Joe Hoft
Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke yesterday and announced Apple will not permit ‘hate’ speech on its platform. Who died and made Tim Cook God?
Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke yesterday per macrumors.com –
Apple CEO Tim Cook this afternoon accepted the Anti-Defamation League’s inaugural Courage Against Hate Award at the Never is Now Summit on Anti-Semitism and Hate, where he gave a keynote speech that had a strong message for those seeking to spread hate on Apple’s platform.
“We only have one message for those who seek to push hate, division, and violence, Cook said. “You have no place on our platform. You have no home here.”
Cook said –
Cook went on to say that this is a longtime view of Apple’s, and he pointed out the company’s removal of Infowars content earlier this year. Apple, he said, is not afraid to say that its values drive its curation decisions.
From the earliest days of iTunes to Apple Music today, we have always prohibited music with a message of white supremacy. Why? Because it’s the right thing to do.
Cook now deems himself the one who knows all and the grand master who is the arbitrator of all speech. He doesn’t believe in free speech like all the social media moguls, but in shutting down any opposing views by conveniently calling them white supremacist or whatever to shut them down. Conservatives be damned.
Apple CEO Tim Cook suggests it's "a sin" to not ban certain people from social media and technology platforms: "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." pic.twitter.com/gO5qB6bBuO
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) December 4, 2018
America must decide if it wants free speech or not. Republicans must decide if they want to be a voice for America or not. If they continue to sit back and do nothing as the mainstream media and social media continue to discriminate, target and prevent conservative free speech, they will soon all be forgotten.
Conservative attorney Harmeet Dhillon responded to Cook’s threat.
Here is a message for big tech & our government: tech companies that discriminate based on viewpoint, should have no protection under the Communications Decency Act, Sec. 230. They are publishers, not neutral platforms. And they violate civil rights laws, e.g. CA Unruh Act. https://t.co/cdxNUg2j9b
— Harmeet K. Dhillon (@pnjaban) December 4, 2018