Musk says Apple threatened to remove Twitter from App Store

By | November 28, 2022

The Washington Post reports:

Elon Musk on Monday went on a tear against Apple, Twitter’s top advertiser, after he said the company threatened to block the social network from its App Store without explanation and mostly had stopped advertising on Twitter.

The tirade underscored the immense power that Apple, the world’s most valuable company, wields over the fate of the world’s richest man’s gamble on Twitter. The rant also signaled the role Apple could play as a check against Musk’s chaotic reign at the social network; Apple previously has revoked App Store privileges from companies that broke its security policies or hosted violence and other problematic content.

If the company were to block Twitter from its App Store, new users would be unable to download the Twitter app on their iPhones and iPads, and existing users would be unable to access updates. The alleged threat adds to the advertiser pressure, staff departures and regulatory scrutiny confronting Musk as he seeks to overhaul years of Twitter policies and account suspensions in his quest to push a “free speech” agenda. [Continue reading…]

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