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BREAKING: CREDO Applauds Facebook’s Refusal to Build Trump’s Muslim Registry

By December 14, 2016 No Comments

FYI – While tech leaders were meeting with Donald Trump today at Trump Tower, Facebook announced that it would join Twitter in refusing to help Donald Trump build a Muslim registry.

CREDO released the following statement in response:

“CREDO applauds Facebook’s statement affirming that the company will not help Trump build a Muslim registry if asked to do so,” said CREDO Senior Campaign Manager Heidi Hess. “If Trump follows through on his campaign promise to build a Muslim registry, leading tech companies may be our last line of defense against Trump’s bigotry and discrimination,” Hess continued. “Other tech giants like Google and Microsoft must take a moral stand now and publicly announce that they will not play any role in Trump’s chilling efforts to create a Muslim registry.”

On Monday, CREDO, Muslim Advocates, MPower Change, Color of Change, Courage Campaign, Democracy for America and more than a dozen other progressive, civil rights and advocacy organizations sent letters to Facebook, Microsoft, Google, Apple, IBM, Booz Allen Hamilton, CGI, and SRA International demanding that they publicly refuse to help Donald Trump build a Muslim registry. Copies of the letters can be found here.

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