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    Tim Cook's message to hatemongers: 'You have no place on our platforms'

    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/04/appl...ms-at-adl.html

    12/04/2018

    Apple CEO Tim Cook delivered a message to white supremacists in a speech in front of the Anti-Defamation League: "You have no place on our platforms."

    Cook delivered the speech while accepting the Courage Against Hate award Monday. As Apple CEO, Cook has taken action to combat hate speech on the company's platforms. The company was the first of a wave of tech companies to remove content by Infowars host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who has spewed inaccurate theories such as that the Sandy Hook school shooting massacre was a hoax.

    "At Apple, we believe that technology needs to have a clear point of view on this challenge," Cook said, referring to how to handle the influx of hate on tech platforms. "There is no time to get tied up in knots. That's why we only have one message for those who seek to push hate, division and violence: You have no place on our platforms."

    Since the early days of iTunes, Cook said, Apple has banned music that promotes messages of white supremacy. and the company is still willing to prohibit conspiracy theorists. In the past, Cook has been a vocal critic of tech peers like Facebook, which has been criticized for being slow to remove misinformation on its platform. When asked in an interview about how he would deal with Facebook's data privacy issues if he were in CEO Mark Zuckerberg's shoes, Cook infamously said, "I wouldn't be in this situation."

    "If we can't be clear on moral questions like these, then we've got big problems," Cook said in his ADL speech. "At Apple, we are not afraid to say that our values drive our curation decisions. And why should we be? Doing what's right, creating experiences free from violence and hate, experiences that value creativity and new ideas is what our customers want us to do."




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    Is he talking about the people who hate Apple because of all of the problems they have with failing batteries and secret, embedded slow-downs of processors? Oh wait, this is SJW virtue signaling. Different subject.

    Pushing “division”? Does that mean they will be banning CNN and MSNBC?
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    Our ruling class has clamped down on freedom of speech as never before

    https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/tuck...s-never-before

    Freedom of speech. A lot of people voted for Donald Trump in the hope they’d have more of it. But two years into his presidency, the opposite has happened.

    Our ruling class has clamped down as never before on personal expression. Gone is the free exchange of ideas we were promised as Americans. In its place: Mandatory, soul-deadening conformity. An entire population forced to repeat the same mindless platitudes, or else.

    An axis of left-wing corporate power, academia, media, and lawmakers have all aligned to curb your right to speak freely - your right to think for yourself. When they control your words, they control your mind.

    The left used to deny that this was their goal. However, they’re not even pretending anymore. They’re baring their teeth and snarling. Get in line or we’ll hurt you.

    In a speech Monday night, Apple CEO Tim Cook pledged that his company, one of the biggest and most powerful in the world, will do whatever it takes to silence dissenting opinions. Here's some of what he said:

    “Hate tries to make its headquarters in the digital world. At Apple, we believe that technology needs to have a clear point of view on this challenge,” he said. “There is no time to get tied up in knots. That's why we only have one message for those who seek to push hate, division, and violence: You have no place on our platforms.”

    Hate. It’s a real thing and there’s a lot of it out there right now. But hate is also the word they use for views they don’t like, or questions they can’t answer. Cook's real message is simple: We are holy; you are fallen. Shut up and obey.

    CEOs didn’t used to talk this way. They were in the business of selling products, not preaching sermons. Then, over time, conventional religion receded from public life, and people like Tim Cook and his fellow CEOs stepped forward to fill that void. It wasn’t an upgrade.

    Apple has a lot more power than the Episcopal Church ever had, and much less humility and restraint. Leaders 100 years ago could tolerate dissent. They thought God would sort it out in the end -- they didn't have to.

    Members of our modern ruling class consider themselves gods. They render their own judgment. They view disagreement as equivalent to apostasy, an attack on the one true faith.

    In New York, to name but one example, among many, a new bill in the state legislature would ban anyone who says something politicians don’t like from buying a firearm. Prospective gun owners would be required to give up their passwords and to show their social media accounts to regulators, who would inspect them for unapproved thoughts.

    Does this sound like something the Chinese military thought up? Yes it does. But Democrats aren’t apologizing for it. One of the bill’s sponsors tried to justify it with the following explanation.

    “If we make this law and you have to allow the state government to look at your social media posts, you could decide on whether you want a pistol license or not,” said State Sen. Kevin Parker, D-N.Y. “You don't have to have a pistol license."

    True. You don’t have to vote, either, or go to the church of your choice, or be tried by a jury of your peers. What other constitutional rights will soon be contingent on saying the right things?


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    got it!

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    your product SUK, you tyrant!

    why I should worship the state (who apparently is the only party that can possess guns without question).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
    Is he talking about the people who hate Apple because of all of the problems they have with failing batteries and secret, embedded slow-downs of processors? Oh wait, this is SJW virtue signaling. Different subject.
    The new MacBook Pros are ~20% slower than the previous generation when running Monte Carlo simulations and certain other parallel computations, even with increased RAM. This slowdown is a designed feature of their system.

    Apple computers are worthless unless you use them purely for browsing.

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    i don't think Jobs would've necessarily pushed the agenda.

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    "At Apple, we believe that technology needs to have a clear point of view on this challenge," Cook said, referring to how to handle the influx of hate on tech platforms. "There is no time to get tied up in knots. That's why we only have one message for those who seek to push hate, division and violence: You have no place on our platforms."
    As defined by you, the ADL and the Soviet Poverty Lies Center.

    Right.

    $#@! you, $#@! your products.



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    Was Steve Jobs anything like this guy?
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    Hate is a Subjective Term. Apparently its not Hate if a Transgender LGBTBBQWTFLOL verbally berates straight white males for their "privilege" but anything a straight white male says in defense of themselves IS HATE.

    Thus, it is NOT about WHAT is said, but WHO said it.
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