Apple CEO Tim Cook said Monday night that not using one’s judgement to kick certain people off of tech platforms is a sin. While accepting the first-ever “Courage Against Hate” award from the Anti-Defamation League in New York City, Cook said that Apple is proud of exercising its judgement to kick certain people off of its platforms.
“At Apple, we’re not afraid to say our values drive our curation decisions,” he said. “And why should we be?”
“We only have one message for those who seek to push hate, division, and violence: You have no place on our platforms,” Cook said. “You have no home here.”
Silicon Valley’s relationship with free speech has been under fire as of late. Last week, Twitter permanently banned an account belonging to Federalist Senior Contributor Jesse Kelly without any explanation, only to soon give him his account back without offering any reasons for doing so.