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.
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.
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.