At the beginning of the election campaign, Trump gave and promoted the idea of creating a Muslim registry as a strategy to end terrorism and terrorist activities against the United States. This needed a database and tech giants were approached to do so. And, tech giants we are talking about here are Salesforce, Google, Apple, Twitter, Uber, IBM and others.
In the beginning, Twitter opposed this decision, and with their bold step, companies stepped in and the list of companies opposing this decision expanded, Salesforce being the latest entry in it. The companies said they won’t build or suggest building such tools that do discrimination based on religion or any other demographic.
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff wasn’t even present at the recent summit Trump called the leaders of silicon valley. In that meeting, Jeff Bezos (Amazon CEO), Tim Cook (Apple CEO), Sheryl Sandberg (Facebook COO), Satya Nadella (Microsoft CEO) were all present. Benioff is known for giving equal rights to his employees.
An Apple spokesperson said, “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.”
A spokesperson for IBM said, “No, IBM would not work on this hypothetical 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.”
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