Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey posted a tweet which reads, “We stand with @tim_cook and Apple (and thank him for his leadership)!” Facebook issued a longer statement which reads, “We condemn terrorism and have total solidarity with victims of terror. Those who seek to praise, promote, or plan terrorist acts have no place on our services. We also appreciate the difficult and essential work of law enforcement to keep people safe.”
They also note that while they will comply with legal requests, there is a line that needs to be drawn. “When we receive lawful requests from these authorities we comply. However, we will continue to fight aggressively against requirements for companies to weaken the security of their systems. These demands would create a chilling precedent and obstruct companies’ efforts to secure their products.”
For those hearing about this for the first time, Apple has recently been ordered by the courts to unlock the iPhone belonging to one of the shooters of the San Bernardino case. Apple has since refused to comply with the order as it would involve them creating a backdoor to iOS, which they believe will set a precedent for future cases.