After interviewing for a trailer yesterday, CBS this morning The full interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook was broadcast today. Cook and Gayle King discussed Apple’s new “Race Equality and Justice Initiative” announcement, the decision to launch Parler from the App Store, and more.
In addition to similar decisions by Google and Amazon, Apple also decided last week to remove the right-wing social network Parler from the App Store. Cook explained that Parler has problems with audits, and if the company chooses to implement an audit system, it may return to the App Store.
chef: “There are some problems with Parler̵7;s audit. There are some examples of incitement to violence. They need to strengthen the audit. We hope they do this and then return to the store.”
king: “Then can they go back to the store? Can they?”
chef: “Yes. We suspended them. We did not ban them.”
king: “As you know, the CEO is asking questions about his First Amendment rights. What do you say about this concern?”
chef: “We have terms of service that apply to our App Store, some of which are terms of service that he violated. Gayle, all we want is that he meets the terms of service.”
However, in addition to Apple removing Parler from the App Store, the service was also removed by its hosting company Amazon. Although Parler has found a new host since then, the future of the service is still unclear.
Regarding the motivation behind Apple’s REJI announcement on Wednesday:
When King asked what prompted him to “pay attention to systemic racism,” Cook pointed out many examples throughout his childhood:
“Obviously, I think that anyone was alive during the period when I was alive in the 1960s and 1970s, and grew up during that period, you have witnessed it with your own eyes. When I was five years old, John Lewis was in Ed I was beaten on the Mon Pates Bridge. When I was eight years old, there was a riot at the stone wall. These have changed time and changed my life.”
“When you experience these things or read these things, and then apply them to what you see today, there will be systemic racism, that is, systemic racism. Unless we do something about it, it will not Will disappear.”
He also specifically talked about the riots in the U.S. Capitol last week:
“It was a very sad and shameful day. Like you, I can’t believe what I saw. I feel like I’m in some other form of reality or some form. It really affects you here (signing heart).”
“I think the key is to hold people accountable. This is not something that should be skating. This is something we must seriously consider and understand, and then we need to move forward.”
Finally, I asked Cook about his goals for Apple and his goals for the United States in 2021:
For me, it’s always the same. No matter what year it is, I will do my best to help others and enrich their lives. That is Apple’s goal. For this country, I hope we will enter our country and return to the two-party system. “
Apple Vice President Lisa Jackson (Lisa Jackson) also joined CBS this morning Talk about Apple’s latest “Racial Equality and Justice Program” announcements, including the new Propel Center in Atlanta.
“HBCU has a history of selecting leaders in our community. The Propel Center will be the place for all HBCU students and the surrounding community. This is where Apple and other companies plug into the HBCU talent pool. We know that talent already exists, and we know that these students are working Try to do what every student does: push yourself towards a better future and a better life.”
You can watch the fully edited form CBS is below this morning, And more comments from Jackson and Cook are included below. For more details on Apple’s REJI announcement, please see the full report here.
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