CEO Tim Cook: Apple Shares Communist China’s Cyberspace Vision
China is known for their forced abortions, extreme human rights violations, absence of freedom and extreme online censorship. Apple shares their “vision”.
Apple CEO Tim Cook said that the company shares China’s cyberspace vision, during a surprise keynote address at China’s World Internet Conference on Sunday.
Cook’s comments come weeks after Apple pulled over 600 VPN apps from its Chinese app store at the behest of Chinese authorities because they allowed users to communicate freely.
“The theme of this conference – developing a digital economy for openness and shared benefits – is a vision we at Apple share,” Cook said, according to Bloomberg. “We are proud to have worked alongside many of our partners in China to help build a community that will join a common future in cyberspace.”
Apple came under fire from many for cooperating with Chinese authorities in removing apps from the Apple store that gave users the ability to communicate without censorship from the Chinese authorities.
Cook also expressed his support for artificial intelligence (AI) at the conference.
“Much has been said of the potential downsides of AI, but I don’t worry about machines thinking like humans. I worry about people thinking like machines,” Cook said according to Bloomberg. “We all have to work to infuse technology with humanity, with our values.”
[As if he had any values.]