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Elon Musk retracts: Apple “never considered” removing Twitter from the App Store

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After a meeting with Tim Cook, Elon Musk has gone back to his notes and now claims that Apple “never considered” removing Twitter from the App Store.

Elon MuskCEO of Twitter Post a message Wednesday afternoon saying he was reassured that Apple “never considered” removing Twitter from its App Store, after a meeting with Apple’s CEO, Tim Cookjust days after he criticized Apple on Twitter.

Elon Musk said that Tim Cook showed him to Apple headquarters, where the two men had a “good conversation” that “resolved misunderstandings about the possible removal of Twitter from the App Store.” »

The billionaire tweeted on Monday (November 28) that Apple had threatened to remove Twitter from the App Store, and indicated it was willing to “go to war” against App Store policies, such as the 30% stake Apple takes in in-app purchases for apps that make At least $1 million per year on the App Store.

He also accused Apple of censorship earlier this week and asked if America hates free speech after claiming that Apple had cut ads on Twitter.

It’s unclear if Apple’s plans to cut ad spending on Twitter still hold after Elon Musk’s visit on Wednesday, or if such plans exist at all. Apple declined to answer questions from Forbes.

“Tim made it clear that Apple never considered doing that,” Elon Musk said of Twitter’s exclusion from the App Store.

Several experts have recently raised concerns that Elon Musk’s moves to relax Twitter’s moderation guidelines, such as removing policies banning hate speech and misinformation related to the virus, may violate the Twitter Rules. app store. Apple has a long list of requirements for apps offered on the App Store, but at the top of the list is a directive that prohibits “objectionable content,” including “content that is offensive, insensitive, or shocking, intended to cause extremely bad taste or simply to annoy.” It suggested Elon Musk that he is ready to develop a “replacement phone” if Twitter is removed from the App Store and Google Play Store (for Android devices).The billionaire CEO of Tesla’s explicit threat of a “war” on Apple has alarmed Wall Street, Dan IvesAnalyst at Wedbush. declaring Musk’s new fight against Apple is not what investors want to see.

The European Union issued a warning to Elon Musk on Wednesday, informing him that it may ban Twitter in Europe if the platform does not strengthen content moderation measures.

Translated article from the American magazine Forbes – Author: Nicholas Rayman

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