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Thursday, 17 August 2017

Apple does not want racism, we explain why



Great news on the ethical level. Apple has today joined a handful of companies to take a firm stand against white nationalists and hate groups. The company has disabled Apple Pay's support for a bunch of websites run by a group of white nationalists who were selling garments and discriminating paraphernalia.

Apple eliminated the availability of using Apple Pay from little known sites, including americanvikings.com and vinlandclothing.com, the last of which sells clothing with Nazi logos. Apple Pay's "acceptable use guidelines" indicate that users can not incorporate their payment service into a site that "promotes hatred, violence or intolerance based on race, age, gender, gender identity, ethnicity, religion Or sexual orientation . "

Apple CEO Tim Cook had tweeted about the terror of white supremacy and racism this Monday:


Apple eliminated the availability of using Apple Pay from little known sites, including americanvikings.com and vinlandclothing.com, the last of which sells clothing with Nazi logos. Apple Pay's "acceptable use guidelines" indicate that users can not incorporate their payment service into a site that "promotes hatred, violence or intolerance based on race, age, gender, gender identity, ethnicity, religion Or sexual orientation . "

Apple CEO Tim Cook had tweeted about the terror of white supremacy and racism this Monday:



We have seen the terror of white supremacy and racist violence before. It is a moral issue, an affront to America. We must all be against it.

Apple's move has also put more pressure on credit card companies to ban such websites. Like Apple, PayPal has also banned many white supremacist websites from its platform. PayPal has so far been the main platform for these websites to receive money from their supporters .

Meanwhile, Tim Cook has sent an e-mail to all company employees to discuss the tragedy that happened in Charlottesville this past weekend. Cook expresses his disagreement with President Trump's views. In addition, he says that Apple will donate $ 1 million to the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League .


You can then read the full e-mail from Apple CEO Tim Cook. "Equipment


Like so many of you, equality is the core of my beliefs and values. The events of the last few days have been deeply troubling to me, and I have heard many people at Apple who are saddened, indignant or confused.

What happened in Charlottesville does not take place in our country. Hate is a cancer, and it is not controlled, it destroys everything in its path. Their scars last for generations. History has taught us over and over again, both in the United States and in the countries of the world.

We must not witness or allow such hatred and intolerance in our country, and we must be unequivocal in this regard. It is not about the left or the right, conservative or liberal. It is about human decency and morality. I disagree with the president and others who believe there is a moral equivalence between white supremacists and Nazis, and those who oppose them for defending human rights. Equalize the two careers contrary to our ideals as Americans.

Regardless of their political views, we must all be united on this point: that we are all equal. As a company, through our actions, our products and our voice, we will always work to ensure that everyone is treated equally and with respect.

I think Apple has led by example, and we will continue to do that. We have always welcomed people from all walks of life to our stores around the world and showed them that Apple is inclusive with everyone. We empower people to share their points of view and express themselves through our products.

Following the tragic and repulsive events in Charlottesville, we are working to help organizations that work to rid our country of hate. Apple will make $ 1 million in contributions each to the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League. We will match donations of our employees two to one to other human rights groups between now and September 30.

In the coming days, iTunes will offer users an easy way to join us to directly support the work of the SPLC.

Dr. Martin Luther King said, "Our lives are beginning to end the day we shut up about the things that matter." So we'll keep talking. These have been dark days, but I am still as optimistic as always that the future is bright. Apple can and will play an important role in positive change.

Tim "

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