Apple is threatening to remove Twitter from its app store and has requested certain modifications to the social media platform, Twitter CEO Elon Musk confirmed on Monday
WASHINGTON (Pakistan Point News / Sputnik - 29th November, 2022) Apple is threatening to remove Twitter from its app store and has requested certain modifications to the social media platform, Twitter CEO Elon Musk confirmed on Monday.
"Yes," Musk said when asked if Apple is threatening Twitter's presence or demanding changes to the social media platform. "Apple has also threatened to withhold Twitter from its App Store, but won't tell us why."
Musk created the poll after a firm called LBRY, which handles file-sharing and payments for social networks, posted a statement on Twitter claiming that Apple demanded its apps filter some search terms from being shown or else Twitter's app would not be allowed in the Apple app store.
On October 28, Musk finalized the acquisition of Twitter for $44 billion. Following the takeover, Musk changed the company's day-to-day operations, including the termination of Twitter's executives who were responsible for the platform's privacy, cybersecurity and censorship, as well as about some two-thirds of Twitter's employees.
The departure of Apple's lead App Store executive Phil Schiller from Twitter sparked speculation that the tech giant was growing concerned about Musk's handling of the social media platform, including reinstating blocked accounts.