Tech Giants Including Apple, Google and Microsoft: We Won’t Help Create a Muslim Registry

Last week Donald Trump, the President-elect of the US, had a friendly but not so fruitful meeting with some tech giants of Silicon Valley, including Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Apple and etc.

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Almost all the companies were opposed to Trump’s proposal of Muslims registry, claiming that they would not assist in building or providing information for creating such a database. 

“We’ve been clear about our values. We oppose discrimination and we wouldn’t do any work to build a registry of Muslim Americans,” Microsoft’s spokesman Frank X. Shaw told BuzzFeed on Thursday.

IBM also rejected the idea by saying, “IBM would not work on this hypithetical project.”

“Our company has long-standing values and a strong track record of opposing discrimination against anyone on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation or religion. That perspective has not changed, and never will,” the spokesperson said.

Apple and other companies also shared similar sentiments regarding the issue. “We think people should be treated the same no matter how they worship, what they look like, who they love. We haven’t been asked and we would oppose such an effort,” an Apple spokesman said.

Twitter, who was not invited to Trump’s tech meeting, has also explicitly stated that it would not help create a Muslim registry.

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