Apple threatens to withhold Twitter from the App Store, Musk says

Apple has mostly halted advertising on Twitter and threatened to withhold the social media app from its App Store without providing a reason, the new CEO Elon Musk said.

‘’Apple has mostly stopped advertising on Twitter. Do they hate free speech in America?’’ the billionaire wrote in a tweet, and tagged Apple CEO Tim Cook in another tweet asking ‘’What’s going on here?’’.

He then retweeted the comment of LBRY who said Apple demanded them to filter some search terms during the pandemic and threatened to remove their app from the App Store if they didn’t do so. ‘’Who else has Apple censored?’’ Musk wrote.

He also retweeted the parody video of Apple’s iconic 1984 ad that was shared by Epic Games last year after the removal of Fornite from the App Store.

He continued by creating a Twitter poll asking users if ‘’Apple should publish all censorship actions it has taken that affect its customers’’. The poll, which will remain open for 24 hours, has received nearly 600,000 votes within 2 hours, with 86% of them being ‘’Yes’’.

Just minutes later, he retweeted another comment about the controversial 30% App Store fee that Apple charges developers who earn more than $1 million a year. ‘’Did you know Apple puts a secret 30%  tax on everything you buy through their App Store?’’ Musk said.

Apple hasn’t shared a comment yet.

Written by Tuna Cetin


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