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Microsoft Facing Threats of Boycott for Collaboration with ICE

HeadlineJun 19, 2018

Meanwhile, the technology company Microsoft is facing threats of a boycott over its collaboration with ICE, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. Over the weekend, a blog post from January resurfaced, in which Microsoft said it is “proud to support” ICE and that Microsoft’s technology can help the agency “accelerate facial recognition and identification.” In response to the online outrage and boycott threats, the company said, “Microsoft is dismayed by the forcible separation of children from their families at the border.”

We’ll have more on the mounting outrage over the practice of forcibly separating thousands of immigrant children from their parents at the border after headlines.

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