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Elton wants to help techwereld in fight against hiv

Elton John calls on social media companies like Facebook to become involved in the fight against hiv and aids. He did just that during the annual princess Diana lecture on hiv, for which the singer this year was asked, reports Reuters.

“In one fell swoop, we have two billion people reached via Facebook. Imagine that this power focuses on compassion and love, injected with real humanity,” said John, who via his Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) for years of dedication to the fight against hiv and aids.

According to the 71-year-old singer can the great tech pre-eminently committed to the discussion of the disease and the stigma surrounding hiv and aids from the world. “We have the medicine and knowledge and even a large part of the resources needed to bring this disease to an end. What we still miss is the global heart to do this.”

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“The geniuses that these tech industry have created, should not hide behind their anonymity. They should use their power to help shape a new digital world with more humanity on your own. It is incredible if they can start with such a terrible thing, and any deadly thing, as the stigma around aids.”

Elton John was a personal friend of princess Diana, which is the fate of aids patients are particularly attracted. He sang at the funeral of the princess, and performed last month at the bruilofsfeest of Diana’s son, prince Harry, and Meghan Markle.

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