In a protest against US President Donald Trump’s recent executive order banning immigrants from seven Muslim-majority nations, Twitter’s live-streaming app Periscope has tweaked its earlier loading screen with a small text that reads “Proudly made in America by immigrants”. Periscope is developed and curated by Twitter, a major tech giant in the US. Twitter and Periscope has joined the bandwagon of Apple, Google and Uber to protest against the US ban on foreign national from seven countries. Periscope in a blog post expressed itself on Tuesday that the recent executive order to halt immigration from seven countries in the Middle East and Africa has left them disturbed. Thus, they took a step considering an alternate reality in which Periscope is irreparably changed.
“Periscope is built, maintained, and operated by people from many faiths and countries. Without immigrants and refugees, Periscope would not exist. For this reason, we are updating the Periscope loading screen to make a simple true statement: ‘Proudly made in America by immigrants’,” the Periscope blogpost on Medium reads. The blog posted by founder Joe and Kavyon represented sentiments of the Persiscope team as they believe ‘now more than ever, Periscope is a critical tool for unfiltered, global dialogue.’
Earlier today, Over 2000 employees of Google held a rally in a protest against the ‘simple bigotry’ law. Google has pledged to fund four organisations with $4 million that support immigrants , while Uber will help drivers with their immigration defence by contributing a $3 million. Uber faced a backlash for standing in solidarity with refugees, where #UberDelete trended worldwide with its daily download limit. Google, Uber, Microsoft and many other tech giants have been vocal in speaking against the ban. Earlier, last week Google announced
Twitter is built by immigrants of all religions. We stand for and with them, always.’ reads the tweet by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. In his support to the immigrants Dorsey named the executive order’s impact upsetting and expressed his views in a tweet. “The Executive Order’s humanitarian and economic impact is real and upsetting. We benefit from what refugees and immigrants bring to the US,” @jack tweeted.
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The executive order comes right after a week from Donald J Trump swearing in as US President. The order bans citizens of Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen from migrating to the US under measures to “keep radical Islamic terrorists out”. “I am establishing new vetting measures to keep radical Islamic terrorists out of the US,” Trump said while announcing the executive orders.