“We’ve been clear about our values. We oppose discrimination and we wouldn’t do any work to build a registry of Muslim Americans,” spokesman Frank X. Shaw told BuzzFeed on Thursday in response to their questions.
Shaw’s statement comes a day after Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella joined other tech leaders, including IBM’s Ginni Rometty and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, for a summit with Trump.
Microsoft had reportedly declined to comment on a Muslim registry to BuzzFeed before.
During his campaign, Trump discussed a proposed registry of Muslims in the U.S. But at other times, he’s also appeared to back away from the idea.
Those confusing signals continued after the election, with reports claiming a Trump adviser was working on drafting a proposal for a registry. The transition team deniedany such work.
Microsoft’s statement also comes as a growing number of tech industry workers and companies vow not to help create any such registry.