Apple CEO says it’s “a sin” to not ban certain people
Paul Joseph Watson
December 4, 2018
Apple CEO Tim Cook received a “Courage Against Hate” award from the Anti-Defamation League yesterday for censoring online speech, including Infowars’ Alex Jones, whom Cook referred to as a “violent conspiracy theorist”.
“At Apple, we believe technology needs to have a clear point of view,” said Cook during his acceptance speech. “This is no time to get tied up in knots. We only have one message for those who seek to push hate, division, or violence: You have no place on our platforms. You have no home here. From the earliest days of iTunes to Apple Music today we have always prohibited music with a history of white supremacy. Why? Because it’s the right thing to do. And as we showed this year, we won’t give a platform to violent conspiracy theorists. Why? Because it’s the right things to do.”
As the Verge noted, Cook’s “violent conspiracy theorists” line “refers to Alex Jones’ Infowars,” which is a defamatory statement because neither Alex Jones or Infowars have ever advocated violence of any kind.
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
ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt subsequently linked “hate speech” with criticism of immigration before praising Cook as “courageous” for banning Alex Jones.
“Apple was the first company to remove Alex Jones’s hateful anti-government conspiratorial rants from their platform, and other tech companies, as we know, followed their lead,” he said.
Cook also suggested it was “a sin” not to ban certain…