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‘Antithesis of democracy’: Apple and Google CEO’s condemn US Capitol violence


LAST UPDATED: Jan. 7, 2021, 12:45 p.m.

New Delhi (Anish Yande): The Chief Executive Officer of Google and Apple expressed their thoughts on the US Capitol Violence. Sundar Pichai in a memo to Alphabet and Google employees condemned the violence at the US Capitol. Pichai termed the situation as ‘antithesis of democracy’.

Apple and Google CEO condemn US Capitol violence:

The Google CEO said in a statement that the United States has a long and proud history’ of holding free and safe elections and resolving differences peacefully. 

Pichai in his mail to employees stated that Google condemned the ‘lawlessness and violence’. He also stated that Google management was following up with its employees in Washington D.C. Pichai mentioned that the tech giant would be taking steps to secure Google’s offices in the US Capitol. 

Tim Cook sent out a tweet in which he said, ‘Today marks a sad and shameful chapter in our nation’s history. Those responsible for this insurrection should be held to account, and we must complete the transition to President-elect Biden’s administration. It’s especially when they are challenged that our ideals matter most.’

Previously, Facebook and Twitter suspended Donald Trump’s accounts. Following the protests and the breaching of the US Congress, Twitter had barred Trump’s accounts. Facebook said that it had barred any posts issued from Trump’s account for 24 hours. 

In a statement, Guy Rosen, Facebook’s vice president of said that ‘This is an emergency situation, and we are taking appropriate emergency measures.’

Violence in Washington D.C.:

In the US Capitol violence, supporters of President Donald Trump had breached the government building of the US Congress.

According to reports, four people are declared dead, and more than 50 people have been arrested, in the aftermath of the violence in Washington DC. Trump supporters had come out in protest of the election results, which announced President-elect Joe Biden’s victory over President Donald Trump.

The supporters breached the US Capitol building to stop the US Congress from approving the votes by Electoral College, which confirm  President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.

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