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Silicon Valley confronts anti-Asian hate after Atlanta shootings

Tech executives and VCs voice concerns over violence and lack of representation

The three-hour Tech for AAPI online rally condemned violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and featured a discussion on how the tech industry can combat the problem.

PALO ALTO, U.S. -- Silicon Valley is speaking out against anti-Asian racism following a surge in hate crimes in the U.S., even as social media companies come under pressure for not doing more to root out hate speech on their platforms.

Last Friday, more than 700 tech industry players took part in the Tech for AAPI online rally to condemn violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, with the head of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, and Deb Liu, CEO of among the participants. Several prominent venture investors also joined the three-hour event to discuss how the tech industry can help combat anti-Asian racism.

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