Assisting ‘totalitarian regime’ while quashing ‘free speech at home
Posted BY: Teresa | NwoReport
In an open letter, U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., demanded that Apple CEO Tim Cook explaining why his company “continues to aid and abet the totalitarian regime” in Beijing “while campaigning against free speech at home.”
Hawley charged Apple’s “continued dependency on Chinese labor not only undermines the interests of the American economy and its workers but has once again led your company to crack down on speech at the Chinese Communist Party’s behest.”
Noting the protests at the Foxconn iPhone factory and the historic demonstrations against China’s zero-COVID policy, he cited reports that Apple, through a software update, modified the AirDrop function in China to make it more difficult for protestors to evade censorship and surveillance.
“Unconscionable though this decision may be, it is not surprising: under your leadership, Apple has time and again assisted the Chinese Communist Party in surveilling and suppressing the basic human rights of the Chinese people,” Hawley wrote.