Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest drop CES plans over COVID-19 concerns
Information about Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest drop CES plans over COVID-19 concerns
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By Elizabeth Culliford, Sheila Dang and Paresh Dave
(Reuters) – Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc, Twitter Inc and Pinterest Inc separately said on Tuesday they will not send teams to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next month as concerns grow about the Omicron variant of the coronavirus.
The companies had not planned large in-person gatherings at the show.
“Out of an abundance of caution and care for our employees, we won’t be attending CES in-person due to the evolving public health concerns related to COVID-19,” Meta said.
Twitter had planned to have some employees attend to participate on panels, but said it has canceled its in-person presence and is exploring what virtual opportunities are possible.