Elon Musk says Apple threatened to remove Twitter from its 'AppStore'

Elon Musk claims Apple threatened to remove Twitter from its «AppStore


Has Elon Musk decided to go to war against the giant Apple? This is what the billionaire's publications on his social network Twitter, shared with his 119 million subscribers on Monday, suggest.

This is also what the specialized media The Verge was asked in an article published early Monday afternoon.

Elon Musk claimed that Apple threatened to remove Twitter from its app store Monday morning. The reasons would be unknown.

Musk's post followed one that claimed Apple had ceased nearly all advertising activity on the platform. 

He also published a poll to force Apple to publicize all censorship actions taken that would have affected its customers.

Musk did not stop there. He then criticized Apple's alleged lack of respect for free speech in a string of tweets, where an alleged 30% secret tax on everything purchased from Apple's app store, limiting thus the growth potential of the applications therein.

Sideboard of Elon Musk against the tax of the application store of Apple.

It all comes as a simmering conflict blankets between the world's richest man and corporation. A few days ago, the boss of Apple's “AppStore”, Phil Schiller, deleted his Twitter account.

Finally, on November 15, in an interview, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that “they (Twitter and Musk ) say they will continue to moderate. I count on them to continue to do so.” Musk has, however, carried out a massive restoration of a large number of suspended accounts.

Twitter has long had a latent dispute with Apple over moderation, while the application continues to allow content for example for adults, unlike Tumblr, which has significantly changed the rules concerning adults in recent years.