Quotes of the week: "An appalling violation of freedom of expression."

“An appalling violation of their right to freedom of expression.”

Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression, David Kaye, on Cameroon cutting off access the internet within the country


“Unfortunately some of the people that are winning are the people that spend their time trying to get the most clicks, not tell the most truth. It’s killing people’s minds in a way.”

Tim Cook on the dangers of “fake news”. He also said Brexit wasn’t that bad in a separate interview this week



Mark Cuban responding to President Donald Trump’s comments about Cuban ‘not being smart enough to run for President!’


“We're pretty comfortable with the idea that it will turn out to be a complete failure.”

Valve CEO Gabe Newell is apparently very OK with the idea of VR not living up to the hype


“My only fear in the industry is somebody tries to come out with one of those [self-driving cars] before it’s ready and then there’s an event.”

Ford CEO Mark Fields on the dangers of rushing unfinished products to market


“With so much technical illiteracy in the US, the H-1B visa program has become America’s secret weapon warding off economic catastrophe.”

GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving on skills and immigration in the US


“My hope is that more of us will commit our energy to building the long term social infrastructure to bring humanity together. The answers to these questions won't all come from Facebook, but I believe we can play a role.”

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in a nearly 6,000 word manifesto on coming together as a global community


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