Apple Declaring War On Twitter Now, Elon Musk Upset
I posted some screen shots on my Tumblr, but it seems like Elon Musk is upset that Apple is threatening Twitter’s presence in the App Store.
This is not an idle threat, as Apple previously removed Tumblr from the App Store over content moderation issues.
Tumblr says that child pornography was the reason for its app’s sudden disappearance from the iOS App Store. The app has been missing from the store since November 16th, but until now the reason for its absence was unclear — initially Tumblr simply said it was “working to resolve the issue with the iOS app.” However, after Download.com approached Tumblr with sources claiming that the reason was related to the discovery of child pornography on the service, the Yahoo-owned social media network issued a new statement confirming the matter. (The Verge)
Apple also removed the infamous Parler app before too.
Apple removed Parler, an app popular with Trump supporters, from its iPhone App Store on Saturday.
Apple said that posts on the pro-Trump social network related to the U.S. Capitol riot last week included calls for violence, which violates Apple’s rules against objectionable content. (CNBC)
If Elon Musk thinks Twitter is too big to be removed from the App Store, then I think he will be in for a big surprise (sooner rather than later).