Apple CEO says company will donate £777,000 to ADL
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Apple CEO says company will donate £777,000 to ADL

Tim Cook pledges to give the sum to both Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Centre after the Charlottesville march

Tim Cook giving the keynote at the 2012 World Wide Developers Conference.
Tim Cook giving the keynote at the 2012 World Wide Developers Conference.

Apple CEO Tim Cook pledged that his company will donate £777,000 ($1 million) each to the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Centre in the wake of the violent far-right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Apple also will match employee donations to the two groups and others two for one through September, according to a memo Cook wrote Wednesday night obtained by BuzzFeed News.

Cook said he strongly disagrees with President Donald Trump’s comparison between the neo-Nazi and white supremacist protesters and those who opposed their rally in Charlottesville.

“Hate is a cancer,” Cook wrote. “This is not about the left or the right, conservative or liberal. It is about human decency and morality.”

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