Apple CEO Tim Cook has become one of the primary technology executives to consider the events that unfolded in Washington DC today. Cook called on those responsible for the uprising to be held accountable after Trump’s supporters stormed the capital this afternoon.
The CEO of Apple, who has established a sometimes harsh and sometimes friendly relationship with Trump, said that today America has marked “a sad and shameful chapter” in the history of the United States. Calling for those responsible to be held accountable, Cook added that in the coming administration of President-elect Biden, “we must end this transformation.”
Cook wrote on Twitter:
“Today marks a tragic and shameful chapter in the history of our nation. Those responsible for this revolt should be held accountable and we must complete the transfer to the President-elect Biden administration. It is especially when they are challenged that our ideals matter the most. “
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The relationship between Cook and Trump has been an interesting one to follow for the past four years. One Apple CEO has long said he believes it’s better to participate in conversations, especially when you disagree, than to stay on the sidelines.
In addition to Cook’s comments, Twitter has been locking President Trump’s account for 12 hours. The agency said Trump would have to delete three tweets containing “repetitions and serious violations” of his civil integrity policy. If Trump does not delete the three tweets in question, the account will remain locked.
In addition, Twitter has said that Trump’s account will be permanently suspended as a result of “future violations of Twitter.” Twitter Security account tweeted the following statement.
“Unprecedented and ongoing violence in Washington, D.C., has led to the removal of three RealDonald Trump tweets today for repeated and serious violations of our Citizens’ Integration Policy. থাকবেRealDonaldTrump account will be permanently suspended in the future for violating Twitter rules, including our Civic Integrity or Violent Threats policies.
Finally, following today’s events, Facebook has also taken action against President Trump’s account. As first published by Mike Isaac, Facebook is blocking Trump from posting 24 hours a day. A spokesman for the agency explained that there were two policy violations against the Trump page:
“We have assessed two policy violations against President Trump’s page that will result in a 24-hour feature block, meaning he will lose the ability to post on the platform during that time,” a spokesman told Isaac.
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