I posted a thread on Macrumours forums following the announcement that Apple was a trillion dollar company. See exact transcript below
Time for Apple to Build their own Production Factory in China
With the announcement that Apple is valued at a Trillion dollars it has to be high time they reviewed their manufacturing policies currently contracting out to Foxconn and Pegatron. In these sweat shops the iPhone amongst other Apple products are manufactured. It is well documented the appalling conditions in which the employees work and live
So Apple you are making all this money upon the back of 'slave labour'.
With all these finances at their disposal is it not high time that Apple build their own production Factory in China where conditions for employees can be constantly monitored.
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So it would seem that Macrumours condone the mistreatment of Human Beings.
Latest email sent to MacRumours
"As a regular contributor to MacRumours providing other members with 'helpful' advice I feel I have been unfairly treated regarding my 'opinion' to which I am entitled regarding my views on Apple manufacturing practices at Foxconn. I was merely exercising my entitlement to 'freedom of speech'.
In denying me my right to speak it would indicate that MacRumours condone the poor conditions in which the employees of Foxconn are expected to live and work whilst assembling Apple products.
MacRumours are all too quick to release posts relating to subjects such as Apple becoming a Trillion Dollar Company or Apple Opening an expensive new store but mention nothing of the dubious supply chain. It would seem MacRumours are ignoring the issue and sweeping the subject under the carpet.
MacRumours reporting lacks transparency in this area.
Your thoughts and I would appreciate more than a generic response
As of yet there has been no response.