Elon Musk Says Apple Threatened to Remove Twitter From its App Store

Joshua Ramos
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Source: Adweek

Elon Musk revealed Apple threatened to remove Twitter from its App Store. This followed the new owner’s statements regarding the entertainment company’s lessening advertising on the platform earlier today.

In a tweet from the new CEO, Musk stated that the threat was given without a reason. The tweet stated only that they were set to go without the platform from its app store. This added to earlier tweets about the company’s diminishing presence on the social media outlet.

Apple Threatened to Remove Twitter

It has been an eventful first few weeks of ownership for Elon Musk. The billionaire has fought through the controversy surrounding verification and mass layoffs, all in his initial month at the helm. Now, amidst financial disarray for the platform, there is controversy surrounding its relationship with one of the most well-known brands in the world.

Elon Musk has Tweeted that Apple, “…threatened to withhold Twitter from its App Store, but won’t tell us why.” A revelation that comes after his reports earlier today that Apple has, “mostly stopped advertising on Twitter.”

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There has been no official statement made by Apple, leading speculation to abound. Furthermore, Musk’s own inquiries about Apple’s distancing from the platform only add more intrigue. He was specifically questioning if the company, “hates free speech,” in his earlier Tweet.

The situation that Musk and Twitter find themselves in is an interesting one. The platform is in a dire economic circumstance, according to the owner himself. Furthermore, advertising revenue is a necessary stream of income that could be immensely useful.

The situation is continuing to develop, with Elon Musk and Twitter as divisive points in the current discourse. It will be interesting to see how companies like Apple respond to their presence.