Apple threatens to withhold Twitter from App Store, but won’t tell why: Elon Musk

Elon Musk has been trying to revamp Twitter ever since he took control of the microblogging site

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Tuesday, November 29, 2022, 10:22 AM IST
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Apple has also threatened to withhold Twitter from its App Store, but won’t tell us why: Elon Musk, Chief Executive Officer of Twitter

In his usual satire, Twitter CEO Elon Musk on Monday accused the American tech giant "Apple" of threatening to withhold Twitter from its App store without disclosing the reason behind the action.

In a tweet, Musk wrote, "Apple has also threatened to withhold Twitter from its App Store, but won't tell us why," as he ridiculed the decision of the gadget-making company. Elon Musk has been trying to revamp Twitter ever since he took control of the microblogging site.

The previous week, Musk announced a new Twitter policy and said that the social media platform will no longer promote tweets containing hate speech or otherwise "negative" content.

In a tweet, he said that "New Twitter policy is freedom of speech, but not freedom of reach." He also informed that Twitter will demonetize and not promote tweets containing hate speech or otherwise "negative" content.

"New Twitter policy is freedom of speech, but not freedom of reach.Negative/hate tweets will be max deboosted & demonetized, so no ads or other revenue to Twitter. You won't find the tweet unless you specifically seek it out, which is no different from the rest of the Internet," he tweeted.

He also announced that Twitter plans to restore several controversial accounts that had previously been banned or suspended, which also included the account of former President Donald Trump.

Earlier in 2020, Trump's account was suspended in the wake of the January 6 insurrection at Capitol Hill following the US Presidental elections, resulting in legal troubles for the former US President.

Meanwhile, Musk also tweeted a poll asking whether Apple should publish all censorship actions it has taken that affect its customers

This new policy is no surprise as the world's richest man has made several decisions in this manner, including one to buy Twitter.

The Tesla CEO did so by alleging that Twitter violated their mutual purchase agreement by misrepresenting the number of spam and fake bot accounts on its platform.

After Musk put out the deal termination announcement, the US market saw a sharp decline. Later, Twitter sued Musk accusing him of using bots as a pretext to exit a deal. And recently, Musk moved forward with the Twitter buyout at the originally agreed price of USD 54.20 per share.

With inputs from Agencies.

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