Since the death of George Floyd, this african-american asphyxiated by the knee of a white policeman on may 25th in Minneapolis and the violent manifestations of racism that have flared up across the United States, several giants of the tech wanted to show their support for the victims of racism. On Twitter, on LinkedIn, in official statements, or memos sent out to their employees, the CEOS of these companies have shared their sorrow and their aspirations for a more equitable world. "The painful past is still present today, not only under a violent form, but also in the daily experience of discrimination deeply rooted", a late Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple. "Every minute that we spend silent in the face of evil and wrongdoing, we support implicitly the criminals", added the founder of Snapchat, Evan Spiegel.
beyond The press releases, some companies in the digital sector have shown their support through several initiatives symbolic. On Twitter, the official accounts of Twitter, Facebook and YouTube in particular have changed their logo to a black and white version. Microsoft, for its part, decided to use the social network to publish testimonials from some of its employees are black, and african-Americans, "to amplify their voice." For Sony, the support translates into the deferral of an online conference was initially set on June 4. This event would have had to allow the japanese to unveil the highly anticipated first games of the PS5, but in front of such a social climate, the company explained want to "take a step back to allow the voices most important to be heard".