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Tim Cook the CEO of Apple has carelessly decided to take aim at any "hate group" as defined by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a hate group which includes the Catholic Church, Family Research Council, The Morman Church, and hundreds of smaller groups like Public Advocate.

"In a disrespectful display of false "moral" pretention, Cook is joining in a public conspiracy with Facebook, Google, Twitter and others in claiming the high ground of a greater purpose but yet targets pro-moral groups that seek the Biblical truth of forgiveness and correction as promoted by religious liberty defenders like Public Advocate, " says Eugene Delgaudio, president of Public Advocate.


Technology companies must take a moral stand against hate speech, said Apple CEO Tim Cook on Monday during a speech at the Anti-Defamation League.

"I sometimes say that I worry less about computers that think like people and more about people that think like computers, without values or compassion, without concern for consequences," Cook said, as he accepted the Anti-Defamation League's first-ever "Courage Against Hate" awardon Monday night, an honor that will be given each year to a business leader who champions equality.

The Apple CEO had a message for anyone trying to push hate, division or violence: "You have no place on our platforms. You have no home," he said.

Technology companies have faced increasing pressure this year to stop acting as a vehicle for hate speech, and to proactively clean up their platforms. However, action from the tech giants hasn't always been swift or decisive - and Cook admits there is still plenty of work left to do.

Take for example the case of Alex Jones. Apple pulled the InfoWars conspiracy theorist's podcast from its platform in August, but didn't remove his InfoWars app until September. Facebook and YouTube suspended Jones in July, but didn't ban him until August. Twitter didn't ban InfoWars content until September, reports NBC.

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