Facebook has announced as company policy that they will not help President-elect Trump build his Muslim registry.
After a coalition of 22 advocacy groups representing 35 million people sent letters to tech giants like Google, Apple, Microsoft, IBM, and Facebook requesting that they not participate in helping the Trump administration build their Muslim registry, only Facebook replied.
In a statement, a Facebook spokesperson told The Intercept, “No one has asked us to build a Muslim registry, and of course we would not do so.”
Credo Action praised Facebook for their stance, “CREDO applauds Facebook’s statement affirming that the company will not help Trump build a Muslim registry if asked to do so,” said CREDO Senior Campaign Manager Heidi Hess. “If Trump follows through on his campaign promise to build a Muslim registry, leading tech companies may be our last line of defense against Trump’s bigotry and discrimination,” Hess continued. “Other tech giants like Google and Microsoft must take a moral stand now and publicly announce that they will not play any role in Trump’s chilling efforts to create a Muslim registry.”
Twitter is the only other tech company that has gone on the record and said that they would not help Trump build his Muslim registry.
Google employees have vowed not to help Trump, but the parent company Alphabet has yet to issue a public statement against assisting Trump.
This should be an obvious no-brainer for every tech company in the United States of America. A Muslim registry will not only be unconstitutional, but it will violate the basic freedoms and values that are the backbone of the country. Every single one of these companies must stand up and publicly pledge not to help the Trump administration build a Muslim registry.
Any company who will not publicly make that promise does not deserve the support of consumers in the United States of America and around the world.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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