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Report: App Store ‘Gatekeepers’ Could Deplatform Twitter Itself

Journalist contacts Apple, Amazon & Google asking if they plan to take action.

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App store ‘gatekeepers’ Apple, Google Play and Amazon could all decide to deplatform Twitter itself following new owner Elon Musk’s commitment to free speech, according to a report.

Speculation over app stores potentially targeting Twitter intensified after Apple executive Phil Schiller deactivated his Twitter account for no apparent reason days after Donald Trump was restored to the platform.

Twitter users also noticed that the official Apple account itself had apparently removed all of its tweets, although it was later revealed that this was nothing new.

According to a report by Fast Company, “Musk is playing a dangerous game that could spell game over for the platform he just bought” by his supposed failure to moderate impose stringent moderation.

“Musk’s platforming of hateful content could get Twitter itself deplatformed,” writes Clint Rainey, adding that the company could be on a “collision course” with app store “gatekeepers.”

Rainey and his ilk are mad that Musk has culled the number of “moderators employed to track harmful content and enforce Twitter’s rules against it.”

Showcasing again how journalists now weaponize their platforms to try to chill free speech, Fast Company contacted Apple, Google and Amazon to ask them if they planned to deplatform the Twitter app itself, but none responded.

The article notes how both Parler and Truth Social were at one stage banned from app stores before they were forced to agree to more draconian moderation policies.

While it’s incredibly unlikely that the Twitter app itself would ever be deplatformed, the ‘gatekeepers’ could follow the example of advertisers by putting pressure on Musk to impose tighter censorship, therefore derailing the billionaire’s stated goal to “free the bird” and restore true freedom of speech.

Given that Apple is also likely to take a large cut of Twitter’s new $8 subscription service, a financial motive is also in place to maintain a good relationship with Musk.

Much of the hysteria seems to be based around Musk allowing accounts that had been unfairly banned or suspended on the platform, such as those operated by the Babylon Bee and Jordan Peterson, to return.

Trump himself returning to the platform, despite insisting he has no plans to actually use his account again, has also instilled terror into censorious leftists who fear they are losing power over the ability to shut down adversarial voices.

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Elon Musk To Build “Alternative Phone” If Apple And Google Boot Twitter From App Stores

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There’s been speculation over app stores potentially de-platforming Twitter following new owner Elon Musk’s commitment to free speech. Musk unveiled a simple plan Friday night if Apple or Google decides to boot the social media platform from their stores: build a smartphone. And how hard could that be? 

Musk responded to conservative commentator Liz Wheeler, who tweeted: “If Apple & Google boot Twitter from their app stores, @elonmusk should produce his own smartphone. Half the country would happily ditch the biased, snooping iPhone & Android. The man builds rockets to Mars, a silly little smartphone should be easy, right?” 

“I certainly hope it does not come to that,” Musk told Wheeler, “but, yes, if there is no other choice, I will make an alternative phone.”

Elon Musk Announces General Amnesty BUT Twitter T&C’s Say ‘Denial Of Violent Events’ Will Not Be Tolerated

Speculation over app stores potentially targeting Twitter emerged after Apple executive Phil Schiller deactivated his Twitter account for no reason days after former President Trump’s account was restored on the platform. 

Then in a New York Times op-ed, the former head of trust and safety at Twitter, Yoel Roth, wrote Twitter under Musk’s leadership is at risk of being removed from Apple and Google’s app stores if they fail to follow guidelines:

“Failure to adhere to Apple’s and Google’s guidelines would be catastrophic, risking Twitter’s expulsion from their app stores and making it more difficult for billions of potential users to get Twitter’s services. This gives Apple and Google enormous power to shape the decisions Twitter makes,” Roth said.

He explained, “as I departed the company, the calls from the app review teams had already begun.”

How hard could it be for the world’s richest person to have a team of Tesla engineers build a smartphone? They already mount cellular-connected giant iPad-like screens in all Tesla vehicles on the dashboard of vehicles. 

If Apple or Google don’t boot Twitter from their app stores, either way, Wheeler gave Musk an idea. How long until Musk unveils the Tesla smartphone and asks for $100 deposits? 

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    Sam Harris Rage Quits Twitter Days After Claiming Hunter Biden Laptop Story Was Right “By Accident”

    Musk announces that all internal Twitter communications about censoring the laptop story from 2020 will be made public

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    Lefty ‘philosopher’ Sam Harris has deleted his Twitter account, just days after he claimed that the New York Post report on the infamous Hunter Biden laptop was correct “by accident,” a comment that renewed scrutiny of Harris’ previous comments that he supported censorship of the story.

    Harris complained on the Bill Maher podcast that he was being harassed by ‘right wing lunatics’ on Twitter in regards to his previous comments that he would still have supported censoring the story even if Hunter Biden had “the corpses of dead children in his basement,” as a way of preventing a second Trump term.

    Now Harris’ Twitter account, which had 1.5 million followers, is gone:

    It isn’t clear whether Harris quit Twitter in response to reporting on his comments, or whether Elon Musk’s ‘voice of the people’ inspired decision to reinstate Trump and grant a general amnesty to others spurred the move, or both.

    Either way, he’s taken his ball home.

    Rest assured, you’ll still hear about Harris’ philosophical insights, like this for example:

    Harris follows the likes of other lefty celebrities including Whoopi Goldberg, Gigi Hadid, and Jack White who have all rage quit the platform in recent days.

    Interestingly, Musk is saying that he intends to make public all internal discussions about the censoring of the Post’s Hunter Biden laptop story, noting “this is necessary to restore public trust.”

    Musk also announced some details on the new $8 Twitter verification system:

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    Elon Musk Announces General Amnesty BUT Twitter T&C’s Say ‘Denial Of Violent Events’ Will Not Be Tolerated

    Did Musk mean to write ‘being Alex Jones will not be tolerated’?

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    Following the result of another Twitter poll indicating that over 70% want to see a general amnesty for suspended Twitter users, Elon Musk has announced that it will begin next week, but it appears there are some major caveats.

    Musk again said “the people have spoken,” and used the Latin phrase “vox populi, vox dei,” meaning “the voice of the people is the voice of God”.

    It means that accounts that didn’t break the law or spam egregiously will be reinstated, according to Musk.

    The amnesty announcement immediately triggered the media into declaring that a bunch of ‘online safety experts’ are warning that “lives are at risk.”

    The overlord experts are panicking about “a rise in harassment, hate speech and misinformation.”

    At the same time this was all unfolding, Musk tweeted out several posts regarding ‘hate speech’.

    It is now clear that those terms were, shall we say, somewhat broad. So will they all remain in place after the amnesty?

    It isn’t clear.

    And then there is this…

    This just led to more questions…

    Is this really new? Did Musk add this?

    What does it actually mean?

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