Apple, Netflix, Amazon Pull Out of SXSW Over Coronavirus Concerns

Earlier, Twitter, Facebook and TikTok said they would not attend the massive culture and tech event.

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Apple, Netflix, Amazon Pull Out of SXSW Over Coronavirus Concerns

Coronavirus outbreak has disrupted several conferences and gatherings

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  • Twitter, Facebook, and TikTok have already pulled out of the event
  • Netflix has cancelled five film screenings
  • Amazon Studios confirmed its decision to withdraw from SXSW

Apple, Netflix, and Amazon have joined the growing list of tech companies opting not to participate in the 2020 edition of South by Southwest (SXSW) festival conference amid growing coronavirus concerns.

Earlier, Twitter, Facebook, and TikTok said they would not attend the massive culture and tech event.

Apple said that it would no longer participate, cancelling its world premiere of Spike Jonze's documentary, Beastie Boys Story, as well as its screenings of animated musical series Central Park and docuseries "Home," Variety reported on Wednesday.

Netflix has cancelled five film screenings including feature film Uncorked, and four documentaries: A Secret Love, L.A. Originals, Mucho Mucho Amor, Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics, and a panel for #BlackExcellence.

Additionally, Amazon Studios confirmed its decision to withdraw from SXSW, axing its screenings of Upload and Tales of the Loop, which had included Q&As with the cast and crew.

As per report, Organizers of SXSW continue to say the annual music, technology and entertainment festival in Austin, Texas, is still on for March 13-22. Earlier, officials for the city of Austin said the festival will still go forward.

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