Apple Exec. at SXSW: 'Free Speech is Important,' But It's Not 'Everything'

Nick Kangadis | March 13, 2018
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Another day, another pearl of wisdom from a tech executive. It’s like these tech companies don’t think anybody is going to hear what they’re saying, because the comments they put forth make them seem like the dumbest smart people ever.

Apple Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue was interviewed at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas on Monday. Cue spoke in a way that correlates to the American public’s sneaking suspicion that social media and tech companies aren’t exactly impartial.

Although Cue did admit that “everybody has a responsibility” when asked if social media sites need to do a better overall job — including identifying “fake news” — it was what else the Apple executive said that should raise some eyebrows.

"We think free speech is important," Cue said, "but we don't think white supremist [sic] or hate speech is speech that's important."

This argument comes up a lot from the Left. But, where are all of these people who do think hate speech from white supremacists is all the rage? I think we can all agree that while white supremacists do also have freedom of speech, they’re beliefs don’t fall in line with rational thinking people. They can say what they want — within reason — but we also have the right to call them out on their hateful rhetoric.

“Free speech is something we stand behind, and it is important," Cue also said, "but that doesn't mean it's everything."

It's only in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. That's all.

Cue also noted that Apple's AppStore has kept the National Rifle Association's (NRA) NRATV app, because it fell within their guidelines. So that's one positive.

Most of these Silicon Valley/San Francisco Bay Area tech people are out of their depth politically. They might make great products — or offer engaging services — but they live in such a secluded bubble that they know no other ideology than that of the California radical Left.

For video of this portion of the Cue interview, watch below:

H/T: Business Insider 

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