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Silicon Valley morphing into the morality police

Silicon Valley morphing into the morality police

Silicon Valley used to be technology companies. But it has become the “morality police,” controlling free speech on its platforms. What could go wrong? In a speech Monday, Apple CEO Tim Cook said: “Hate tries to make its headquarters in the digital world. At Apple, we believe that technology needs to have a clear point of view on this challenge. There is no time to get tied up in knots. That’s why we only have one message for those who seek to push hate, division and violence: You have no place on our platforms.” Here’s the goliath problem: Who gets to define what words and phrases protected under the First Amendment constitute hate – a catchall word that is often ascribed to any offensive speech someone simply doesn’t like? Will Christians who don’t support abortion rights or having their tax dollars go toward Planned Parenthood be considered purveyors of hate for denying women the right to choose? Will millions of Americans who support legal immigration, as opposed to illegal…

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