As expected, Apple spoke out Wednesday night, criticizing the Trump Administration for pulling back on Obama-era guidance to schools on transgender rights.
"Apple believes everyone deserves a chance to thrive in an environment free from stigma and discrimination," the company said in a statement to Axios. "We support efforts toward greater acceptance, not less, and we strongly believe that transgender students should be treated as equals. We disagree with any effort to limit or rescind their rights and protections."
Even though it's under "Apple," this is a Tim Cook issue and should remain a private matter for Cook. Not every Apple fan agrees with Cook on the transgender issue and it's too bad that his personal agenda has to be an "Apple" issue.
Apple or Tim Cook, chose to use Axios, a complete unknown news site to most, because they hold Cook's views of Fake News as noted in the site's Manifesto. A site politically aligned with Cook's views.
This craze of "Fake News" used to simply be called 'Yellow Journalism,' a term coined in the mid-1890's. So this has been around forever and a day. Yet the Democrat party leadership decided to re-brand this form of news as "Fake News" so that it could be used as an excuse for losing the last election.
Apple's Tim Cook wants a younger generation to believe that this is a new phenomena so as to justify their future app that will only allow the news they choose to reach Apple fans. A slippery road indeed. A Gallup poll in September 2016 showed that only 32% of Americans trusted mainstream news.
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