Apple CEO Tim Cook suggested this week it would be “a sin” not to use our judgement to regulate hateful content posted on social media platforms.
The tech executive made the remarks Monday, during an awards gala hosted by the Anti-Defamation League in New York City. Cook was given the inaugural “Courage Against Hate” award, according to CNN.
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
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“I believe the most sacred thing that each of us is given is our judgment, our morality, our own innate desire to separate right from wrong,” he said. “Choosing to set that responsibility aside at a moment of trial is a sin.”
Earlier in his speech, Cook said “hate, division and violence” have “no place” on Apple’s internet platforms.
The Silicon Valley leader also noted his company’s decision to remove conspiracy theorist Alex Jones from its podcast lineup in the App Store.
“As we showed this year, we won’t give a platform to violent conspiracy theorists on the App Store,” he said. “We believe the future should belong to those who use technology to build a better, more inclusive and more hopeful world.”