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Apple threatens Twitter with App Store ban, Elon Musk declares war on Apple

Elon Musk, the new owner of Twitter, is critical of Apple’s App Store guidelines and tax regulations. Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, said that Apple had halted advertising on Twitter and had removed it from the App Store without providing any explanation. Musk alleges that Twitter was under pressure from Apple over its content moderation standards. Many of Musk’s supporters and followers started a Twitter campaign in support of “free speech” in response to his remarks.

Twitter’s new moderation policy to safeguard “free speech” may be the reason Apple purportedly threatened to “remove” the social media platform from the App Store, according to tweets and Elon Musk’s remarks. Apple has threatened to delete a software from the App Store in the past, however it has not yet confirmed these reports.

For instance, it delisted Parler, a Twitter substitute, from its App Store after the unrest at the US Capitol Building at the beginning of last year. The app was reinstated in May 2021 when Parler revised its content and moderation procedures. Similar claims are made by Lbry, who asserts that Apple instructed the business to “limit some search phrases.” The business claimed, “Apple may make good products, but they have been opposed to free speech for some time.”

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