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Salesforce CEO: Fine people who don't wear masks

Posted at 12:33 PM, Jul 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-17 12:33:05-04

INDIANAPOLIS — As more businesses start to require people to wear masks in public, the CEO of Salesforce says he thinks people should face fines if they don't wear them.

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Marc Benioff says it's similar to what the country faced when wearing your seat belt in your car first became the law. Sometimes, he says, a hit to your wallet is the only way you get the message.

"People said, 'well you know if I get injured, it's my body." Just like if you don't wear a seat belt you get a fine. There's no difference," Benioff said on a CNN segment.

Salesforce is the cloud computing company that employs around 1,700 people in Indiana.

Benioff is one of the sponsors of a mask-making competition for young inventors. He says the goal is to design a mask that will entice more people to put them on in helping to stop the spread of the coronavirus.