The CEO for one of the largest tech companies in the world took some time out of his busy schedule to lecture ordinary people on the morality of banning hate speech Monday.
“Do not be indifferent. This mandate moves us to speak up for immigrants and for those who seek opportunity in the United States,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said as he was awarded the Anti-Defamation League’s “Courage Against Hate” award. “It moves us to speak up for the LGBTQ community, for those whose differences can make them a target for violence and scorn.”
“Perhaps most importantly, it drives us not to be bystanders as hate tries to make its headquarters in the digital world,” he continued. “At Apple we believe that technology needs to have a clear point of view on this challenge. 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. You have no home here.”
Straight out of the totalitarian handbook, Cook said that Apple has a responsibility to silence hate, and that “choosing to set that responsibility aside at a moment of trial is a sin.”
Commentator Mark Dice pointed out on Twitter just how extreme the ADL is when it comes to what it deems “hateful.”
“The ADL, which gave him this ‘courage against hate’ award, is also pressuring schools to stop celebrating Mothers’ Day and Fathers’ Day because they’re too ‘divisive,'” said Dice.
The ADL article referenced by Dice tells the story of a little girl named Stella, to whom celebrating Mother’s Day “causes harm” because she has two dads.
“As we enter the season of Mother’s and Father’s Day, it is important to remember that Stella’s situation is familiar in classrooms across the country—both because there are many kinds of families and because most teachers often default to traditional concepts of family (i.e. two-parent, heterosexual households), not always realizing the harm that causes,” the article said. “Unfortunately, many of these situations like Stella’s do not resolve happily as her story does. Making the assumption that most children reside in one kind of family is problematic on many levels.”
Cook said in his speech that divisiveness will not be tolerated on his platform. If leftists at ADL are deciding what is divisive, it won’t be long before all of content on the internet becomes “problematic” to the folks at Apple, and the other Silicon Valley giants.
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