De afgelopen week kreeg de Amerikaanse presidentskandidaat Donald Trump kritiek van een hele trits celebrities en machtige mensen – inclusief een aantal grootheden uit de tech-sector.
“Donald, it (Airplane, red.) was a movie. It’s not like this in real life, but how would you know?”
“If you’re a Muslim in this community, as the leader of Facebook I want you to know that you are always welcome here and that we will fight to protect your rights and create a peaceful and safe environment for you.”
“The only person who would ban Muslims is someone with a brain like a female chicken. It is clearly a parody of a rich American racist!”
Google CEO Sundar Pichai
“It’s been said a million times that America is the ‘land of opportunity’ — for millions of immigrants, it’s not an abstract notion, but a concrete description of what we find here. That is why it’s so disheartening to see the intolerant discourse playing out in the news these days — statements that our country would be a better place without the voices, ideas and the contributions of certain groups of people, based solely on where they come from, or their religion.”
Lobbygroep FWD.US (Opgericht door Bill Gates, Sean Parker en Reid Hoffman van LinkedIn)