Apple CEO Tim Cook says company will donate $1 million to ADL
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Apple CEO Tim Cook says company will donate $1 million to ADL

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Apple CEO Tim Cook speaking at the 2017 Apple Worldwide Developer Conference at the San Jose Convention Center, June 5, 2017. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

(JTA) — Apple CEO Tim Cook pledged that his company will donate $1 million each to the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center 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.”