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Enas Almadhwahi, an immigration outreach organizer for the Arab American Association of New York, stands for a photo along Fifth Avenue in the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn, Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, in New York. American Muslims are reeling over Donald Trump's victory, wondering what the next four years will bring after a campaign in which he proposed creating a national database of Muslims, monitoring all mosques and banning some or all Muslims from entering the country. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Thousands of tech leaders have pledged not to help Trump build a Muslim registry


Donald Trump promised on the campaign trail to build a registry of Muslims in the United States. But to get that, he will likely need tech titans to cooperate and hand over their data.

More than 2,000 tech leaders have signed a pledge to refuse to participate in creating such a database -- the full list can be seen at Neveragain.tech. It includes employees of Google, Facebook, Amazon and Twitter, among many others.

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We acknowledge that genocides are not merely a relic of the distant past... Today we stand together to say: not on our watch, and never again.
Neveragain.tech pledge

Those who signed the petition cited the role of technology companies in other global atrocities, like IBM's role in the Holocaust. It also spoke out against mass deportations, claiming they led to genocide. 

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President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with technology industry leaders at Trump Tower in New York, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016. From left are, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Alphabet CEO Larry Page, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Vice President-elect Mike Pence, and Trump. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

This comes after Trump hosted a summit with tech leaders like Apple's Tim Cook and Amazon's Jeff Bezos. 

Here's the prelude of the Neveragain.tech statement.

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