Apple CEO Tim Cook on Hate Speech: 'You Have No Place on Our Platform'

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    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."

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    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.
    According to Cook, while Apple is a technology company, its employees "never forget" that the devices they design are imagined by human minds, built by human hands, and are meant to improve human lives.
    Cook's full speech at the Never is Now Summit was made available via the ADL's livestream of the event. The livestream is now offline, but we'll update should the video be uploaded to the ADL's website at a later time.

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    wow....
     
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    There is no such thing as hate speech. Don't be hypocritical TC. The left always has a platform to call everyone a nazi, fascist, racist, sexist or bigot when that is demonstrably not the case.
     
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    I agree with this sentiment, but I can’t take them seriously when there is plenty of black supremacy rap music on iTunes. They preach about what is right, but they seem to have quite a bit of bias when it comes to what they think is right and wrong.
     
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    Is that you Steven Crowder?!
     
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    Who gets to decide what constitutes hate speech? Is it a panel? Can I be on it?
     
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    Yep the problem is that this sounds all nice warm and comfy, as long as you don't define who defines hate speech? The current definition is anything that is not in line with current liberal political correctness and the massive bias current liberal political correctness has against open political and policy dialog. Liberals can't win with facts so they destroy the messenger by labeling them a hater.

    Of course everyone believes there is speech that should not be repeated or amplified. But the current proposal by Cook, and others, is nothing but censorship to further their political position. A position that is not supported by facts and/or at least half the US population.
     
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    Calling someone a nazi is a far cry from calling for every LGBTQ or Latino or whatever be killed on sight.
     
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    The world is only rose-colored while you're wearing the (Apple) glasses.

    All information is free by nature, despite anyone's attempts to suppress it. Censorship is never the correct long-term answer to dealing with ideas someone/anyone doesn't happen to agree with. The truth will out on a long enough timeline.
     
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    The way he said it almost has the undertones of hate.
     
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    No music promoting white supremacy. Lots of music celebrating sexual assault and cop killing. This is the problem with taking sides and trying to identify some evils that bother you - there will always be other evils you accept that are objectively as bad. Does Louis Farrakhan still have a voice on Apple? He still does on Twitter despite being a Jew hating lowlife. I don’t envy modern companies all this hair splitting. They cannot be a free for all because some moron starts posting porn or something else vile and so they start trying to enforce rules and it’s hard to get it correct. It’s hard for laws to sort this stuff out.
     
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    It’s not censorship to refuse to let someone use your stage. They can still go somewhere else to speak
     
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    This is why I am an Apple customer. This, and respect for privacy.

    I will suffer the junk keyboards.
    I will suffer the miserly cheapness with cables, ports, power bricks, memory, and storage.
    I will suffer the quality issues and lagging in innovation in software and cloud solutions.
    I will suffer the prices which are no longer “for the rest of us”

    There are so few ethical technology companies. Zuck, Sandberg, the Google buffoons, the sociopathers....the list goes on an on. So I chose Apple.

    I am proud to be a customer, flaws in the products and all.
     
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    The dumbest comment right from the start.I am impressed. I guess this beats news of Amazon briefly passing Apple market cap. Now where is my iPhone SE Timmy?
     
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    I don’t know that I agree that any of that music is ‘black supremacy’ but yes there is questionable music that seems to promote sexual assault, violence etc and yes it can be seen as hypocritical to allow that but then do something like remove a podcast created by someone labeled as a neo nazi
     
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    Cook better stop his unduly external engagement.
    Sponsoring (some) political parties etc. has made him one of quarreling partizans - instead of being elevated above them. That combined with (supposed or actual) censorship wil only lead to complications.

    There are lots of opportunities and challenges to improve Apple tenure when it comes to innovation, quality, financial outlook, redefining its mission - which are not optimally served by diverting his attention towards external causes
     
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    Yes there is. It's in the Klansman's rant, or in Isis boards, Neo-Nazis, and a good deal in the recent speeches by the presidents about "MS-13" invading our borders.
     
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    I can tell from the replies who hates Muslims, non Christians , immigrants, other minorities, women not in kitchens, women who like to have a choice and people who don’t want to be discriminated for their life and the poor and those in need
     
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    THE FOUNDING FATHERS EXPLICITLY SAID IN THE CONSTITUTION THAT WHITE PEOPLE CAN SAY THE N-WORD THIS IS AN OUTRAGE
     
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    You don't like Apple's stance on these questions, buy another product.
     
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    See it's this type of **** TC spouts that makes me respect Apple and him.
    It's safe to say MoonMan would've been an android user.
     
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    Not sure they'll get the sarcasm there.
     
  24. KazKam macrumors 6502

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    Correct. So in the mean time Apple is merely denying their customers easy access to any information they don't agree with. It's like being an ISP in an anti net neutrality world.
     
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    Oh geez, these threads are always filled with misinformed people talking about free speech and censorship.

    Apple isn’t the government, they can “censor” (quotes because it isn’t real censorship) anyone they please.

    The first amendment doesn’t apply here.
     

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