Elon Musk stated in a stream of tweets Monday that Apple has “largely” stopped promoting on Twitter and threatened to “withhold” the social media platform from the app retailer.
“Do they hate free speech in America?” Musk tweeted.
The enterprise magnate additionally tagged Apple CEO Tim Cook dinner within the thread saying, “what is going on on right here.”
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Musk did not cease there, both. Shortly after, Musk posted a Twitter ballot asking if Apple ought to publish all censorship actions it has taken that have an effect on its clients. Inside an hour of posting the ballot, it acquired over 500,000 responses.
After that, Musk tweeted once more, telling his followers that Apple has “threatened to withhold Twitter from its App Retailer” for an unknown motive.
Representatives for Apple and Twitter haven’t instantly responded to FOX Enterprise’ request for remark.
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It is the most recent headwind for Twitter since Musk took possession of the social media firm for a hefty $44 billion final month.
After taking the reins, Musk fired its prime executives, together with former CEO Parag Agrawal, and roughly half its workforce. He additionally instantly introduced plans to alter Twitter’s blue verify verification system.
Advertisers have grown involved over how content material will get moderated despite the fact that the billionaire – who describes himself as a “free speech absolutist” – tried to guarantee advertisers that the platform won’t turn into “a free-for-all hellscape.”
Corporations, together with Common Motors, United Airways and Common Mills, quickly halted shopping for advertisements on the platform. Oreo maker Mondelez additionally introduced that it was pulling firm advertisements from Twitter over considerations about hate speech.
Earlier this month, Musk admitted that Twitter has confronted a “huge drop in income” due to “activist teams pressuring advertisers.”
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“Twitter has had a large drop in income on account of activist teams pressuring advertisers, despite the fact that nothing has modified with content material moderation, and we did all the pieces we may to appease the activists,” Musk beforehand tweeted. “Extraordinarily tousled! They’re making an attempt to destroy free speech in America.”
The Related Press contributed to this report.