If you’ve been reading the news lately, Apple has been accused of a significant amount of censorship. And how that affects Twitter is a big deal. Apparently, Apple has been threatening to pull Twitter from the Apple Store.
That would mean that iPhone users wouldn’t be able to have Twitter on their phones.
That would hurt Elon Musk immensely – and it would limit free speech. People would have to rely on their desktop computers to access Twitter or find a workaround on their phones.
Elon Musk has been well aware of the censoring. He posed a few questions last week, including “Apple has mostly stopped advertising on Twitter. Do they hate free speech in America?”
He followed that up by asking “Who else has Apple censored?”
One response he got was from @LBRYcom that explained that Apple demanded that their apps filter a few search terms during COVID. They were told that if they did not filter the terms, their apps wouldn’t be allowed inside the App Store.
Musk went on to conduct a poll to see if Apple should be required to publish its censorship actions so that customers can see how they may be affected. With over 2.2 million votes, it was clear. 84.7% of Twitter users believed that Apple should be forced to publish what they are censoring.
Two days later, on November 30, Musk met with Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple. Musk was able to get a tour of the headquarters and had a good conversation. He tweeted that “Among other things, we resolved the misunderstanding about Twitter potentially being removed from the App Store. Tim was clear that Apple never considered doing so.”
Good conversation. Among other things, we resolved the misunderstanding about Twitter potentially being removed from the App Store. Tim was clear that Apple never considered doing so.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 30, 2022
Is that right? Was this all a hoax from the liberal media outlets as a way to anger Musk? Was this their way of speaking their desires into the world in the hopes that it would come to fruition?
Rather than Musk taking a liberal approach and throwing his issues into the cancel culture, he confronted Cook and got to the bottom of the situation.
Now that we know the threat wasn’t real, we have to pay attention to all of the media outlets who claimed that it was real.
What this also means is that Elon Musk won’t have to make an alternative phone since Twitter isn’t getting booted from the app stores.
Next, it’s likely that we’ll see Apple advertising on Twitter again.
It seems that the only people not happy with Twitter these days are the ones who used to use the platform to silence the truth. We’re looking at you, Biden cronies.