Twitter won’t assist with a Muslim registry, Facebook & Google remain silent

Twitter won’t assist with a Muslim registry, Facebook & Google remain silent, by RT.

Twitter is one of nine internet companies to confirm it would not sell its services to assist in President-elect Donald Trump’s proposed Muslim registry.

The Intercept’s Sam Biddle asked nine companies, including Facebook, Google and management and technology consultants Booz Allen Hamilton, whether they would sell their services to help set up a Muslim registry.

“Would [name of company], if solicited by the Trump administration, sell any goods, services, information, or consulting of any kind to help facilitate the creation of a national Muslim registry, a project which has been floated tentatively by the president-elect’s transition team?” the Intercept asked.

Twitter was the only company to respond with a clear “no.” It linked to a blog post detailing the company’s policy on using its data to profile people in light of recent reports its data has been used for surveillance.

“As a company, our commitment to social justice is core to our mission and well established. And our policies in this area are long-standing,” the post read. “Using Twitter’s Public APIs or data products to track or profile protesters and activists is absolutely unacceptable and prohibited.”

“To be clear: We prohibit developers using the Public APIs and Gnip data products from allowing law enforcement — or any other entity — to use Twitter data for surveillance purposes. Period,” it added.

hat-tip Stephen Neil