Several tech leaders have voiced their opposition against U.S. President Trump’s recent travel ban on Muslims from seven countries.
Companies such as Google and Netflix have expressed their disappointment and worries to this matter as it has affected several of their employees around the world.
Meanwhile, more leaders such as Jeff Bezos, the CEO for Amazon have joined in on the stand against Mr. Trump’s executive order.
Bezos was amongst one of several tech leaders who had met with President Trump before his presidency had begun. The Amazon CEO stated that he is supporting the state government regarding the lawsuit they have filed against this travel ban.
Mr. Bezos stated in an email that Amazon’s legal team are currently in the process of backing Washington’s state attorney general who is set to file a lawsuit against the controversial ban.
Mr. Bezos added that they are also seeking out other additional legal alternatives to aid in the matter as well. Furthermore, other tech leaders such as Ted Price, the CEO of Insomniac Games, along with Alexis Ohanian, the co-founder for Reddit, have joined in on the stand against Trump’s executive order.
Several corporate companies that are involved in the stand against President Trump’s order include Microsoft, Apple, Google, Ford and Facebook.
Several more companies such as Lyft have also taken a stand and even offered to donate about $1 million over the course of the next four years towards the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
At this point tech companies and corporations must keep in mind how sensitive their stands on such matters will be, as it may result in boycotts being called for against them at any given moment.
One example was seen with the Uber Company, which has been under heavy fire from both users and non-users alike due to claims that they attempted in strategizing a way to end protests against the travel ban at the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City.