Apple CEO Tim Cook to Appear on NBC Nightly News Tonight

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    Apple CEO Tim Cook will appear in an interview with NBC's Lester Holt on this evening's NBC Nightly News broadcast, NBC unveiled in a tweet this afternoon.

    One of the topics of discussion will include Russia's use of social media to interfere with the 2016 presidential election. In a teaser clip airing ahead of the interview, Cook says the use of social media to spread fake news and manipulate people is a major problem.

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    Cook's commentary on Russia comes just after representatives from Facebook, Twitter, and Google testified before congress over what role Russian interference on social media networks may have played in the election. On Facebook alone, an estimated 126 million Americans viewed Russian-backed ad content during the campaign.

    During the testimony, execs from the three social networks faced tough questions and were lambasted for not doing more to prevent Russia from taking advantage of social media to spread misinformation.

    Another topic of conversation will include US tax reform, with Cook telling Holt that tax reform is sorely needed and "should have been fixed years ago."

    NBC Nightly News premieres at 6:30 p.m. eastern time in the United States.

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  2. Cosmosent macrumors 6502a

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    Apple is clearly worried about how the iPhone X sales may play out.
     
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    Will be interesting to hear Cook’s take on tax reform. He’s very liberal in his political views, but has a fiduciary responsibility to his company to turn a profit. Those seem to be competing ideology’s.
     
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    Its sold out for 5-6 weeks, I doubt they are worried..
     
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    They should have more comfortable chairs to sit in during the interview.
     
  6. Apple Corps macrumors 68030

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    Perhaps that is more clear to you than to others.....
     
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    Depends how many they made I guess
     
  8. Steve686 macrumors 68040

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    ALL media sources manipulate or influence your decisions. It’s a tug of war.
     
  9. gnipgnop macrumors 65816

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    Not really. No one should ever expect private sector leaders to act like they're public servants when it comes to their business. However, the actual public servants shouldn't be acting like they're little more than an extension of the private sector either. That's how you end up with a largely feudal society with some democracy window dressing.
     
  10. RickInHouston macrumors 65816

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    Eek. He's starting to look a little like Ellen Degeneres' older brother.
     
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    Is this guy going to ever stop being a political hack and just run his company?
     
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    Social media spreading fake news? How about major networks...
     
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    I'm glad the media keeps doing stories about how the influence of Russia helped elect our idiot president to office. Though of course, said idiot president will call anything negative about him 'fake news'.
     
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    I’m always unenthusiastic about hearing him speak publicly, but he’s generally a good listen. Will check this out after it airs. Good late-night-snacking viewing, especially while hitting refresh on UPS mindlessly, hoping the premium junk I bought from him will magically show up. ;)
     
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    It's almost like Russia influenced the other idiot to skip campaigning in Wisconsin.
     
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    Socially Liberal but fiscally Conservative, pretty common these days.
     
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    I'm sure they will ask him some difficult questions :). /S
     
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    My opinion: Social responsibility and good business practices are not mutually exclusive. Treat the work force with respect and they will return in performance many fold.

    Seems simple enough, but only few corporations act that way, although they do love telling different.

    Just my opinion.
     
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    is Tim running for presidency in politics
     
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    "You're worth half a billion, pull up a STOOL" A pos one at that. Really?
     
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    If so they should have sent Craig.
     
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    He really looks a lot like Paul O’grady nowadays
     

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    There's nothing self-contradictory about supporting the free market AND gay marriage.
     
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    This is so stupid. People are going to gravitate to news and information that confirms their biases. And with everyone having easy access to the internet and social media platforms it’s very easy to cultivate news feeds and become part of groups that tell you what you want to hear. There’s nothing congress or social media companies can do about people believing what they want to believe and coming to the conclusions the want to come to.
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    Reports suggest 12 million for launch day alone
    meanwhile Samsung S8 from April to August SHIPPED (not sold) 20 Million
    Backlog for iPhone X is till December 14th

    Now you can imagine who is selling more phones this year despite launching in November
     

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