After the protest from Trump supporters in the US Capitol, many companies have been trying to show their support in different ways, stating that the protest and loss of life are not justified in any way. Google removed the social media app, Parler, from the Google Play Store, which was one of the major platforms for Trump supporters to connect. Similarly, Apple chief Tim Cook said that all those including Trump who was involved in the deadly attack on the US Capitol should be held accountable, no matter who they are.
Tim Cook said, “I think no one is above the law. We’re a rule of law country.” The statement was made in an interview with Cook at the Apple headquarters in Silicon Valley. The CEO did not mention the name of Trump but did say that anyone and everyone involved in this should be held responsible. He said, “I don’t think we should let it go. This is something we’ve got to be serious about. I think holding people accountable is important.”
Similar to Google, tech companies like Apple and Amazon have also cut their ties with Parler and have accused the platform of posting and allowing the users to post messages that incited the violence on January 6. Recently, even Twitter removed the account of Donal Trump for the same reason as it was seen posting tweets that asked people to join the protest. Trump’s social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitch have already been banned.