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This is what technology company leaders say about mass shootings

tim cookAfter a tragic weekend in the United States, in which a shooting on Saturday at a Walmart mall in El Paso, Texas, killed 20 people and wounded 26, and another attack later that day in Dayton, Ohio, left nine dead and 27 wounded, Tim Cookex expressed his position around this situation.

In a post on his official Twitter account, Apple's CEO said that this situation was the definition of insanity and that he feels disconsolate, also calling for unity.

I am devastated by what is happening in my country. The definition of insanity is to continue doing the same and expect different results. It's time for good people with different points of view to stop pointing at each other, and come together to address this violence for the good of our country, the publication says.

So far, Cook is the only relevant figure among the most popular large technology companies that has issued a public statement in this regard. Nothing has been heard from Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos or any other leader of the technology giants, who chose to ignore the situation and continue with social media publications unrelated to this tragedy.

Meanwhile, Matthew Prince, CEO of Cloudflare, the Internet infrastructure company that provided support for a controversial message panel called 8chan, announced that it stopped providing support for the website. It was on that platform where the alleged gunman in El Paso, Patrick Crusius, had an active account, which was used to publish a hateful document against Hispanic immigrants in the United States.

Mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, are horrible tragedies. In the case of the shooting in El Paso, the alleged terrorist terrorist seems to have been inspired by the forum website known as 8chan. According to the evidence, it seems that he published a statement on the site immediately before beginning his terrifying attack on the Walmart of El Paso, killing 20 people, Prince wrote.

Therefore, I stated that Cloudflare cancel 8chan as a client. The reason is simple: they have proved illegal and that illegality has caused multiple tragic deaths. Even if 8chan may not have violated the law, by refusing to moderate his hateful community, they have created an environment that delights in violating that spirit, ”he added.

According to CNN, this announcement was a radical change of position, given that Cloudflare had told the news network on Sunday morning that he had no plans to break his contract with 8chan, who had been in contact with the police on the Mass shooting on Saturday in El Paso.

CNN points out that previously those accused of a gunfight in a synagogue in Poway, California, just as you want to do the shooting in two mosques in New Zealand, also announced their plans on the 8chan platform. "We remain incredibly uncomfortable because we play the role of content referee and we do not plan to exercise it frequently," Prince concluded.

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