Out of 8 companies surveyed, only Twitter would rule out helping Trump build a database of Muslims

Trump’s Muslim database promise was extreme, even by Trump’s standards; worse news, the US tech industry has built out a surveillance capability that would let him do it.

The Intercept — noting that the CEO of IBM (whose complicity in previous genocides should never be forgotten) had personally written to Trump to offer Big Blue’s assistance — asked 8 tech companies whether they would help the Trump administration build a database of people based on their religious faith.

Of the 8, only Twitter said it wouldn’t participate in such an effort.

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