Apple has responded to a question from Apple Insider’s Mark Gurman who asked why it has not banned the practice of ‘no platforming’, in which users refuse to use apps from companies they don’t agree with, such as Twitter.
Apple has responded by saying that it does not “tolerate, encourage or encourage people to refrain from using an app that we find offensive, abusive, threatening or discriminatory”.
But Apple has not made clear what it means by ‘noplatforming’.
The company said it has “no tolerance for” such behaviour, and it would not allow “users to opt-out” of such “content”.
“We’ve heard from many of you who have voiced concerns about our policies and our use of technology,” Apple said in a statement to Gurman.
“But we’re doing the right thing.
Apple has been embroiled in a controversy over “no platform” policies in the US, where developers are increasingly reluctant to include apps that do “not comply with a developer’s terms and conditions”, including Twitter and YouTube. “
We have made a commitment to make sure that we always treat everyone with the respect they deserve and will continue to do so.”
Apple has been embroiled in a controversy over “no platform” policies in the US, where developers are increasingly reluctant to include apps that do “not comply with a developer’s terms and conditions”, including Twitter and YouTube.
According to The Verge, Apple has recently made an exception for its own apps in the country, allowing developers to include them in the AppStore if they are approved by a judge.
While Twitter has also removed “offensive content” from the app store in the past, it says that the “terms and conditions” for using its platform have been clarified.
A spokesman for Twitter said: “We are committed to fostering a safe and open platform where users can express themselves freely, create great content and share it freely.
The Twitter app is one of the top 10 most popular apps on Google Play, and is an important tool for many millions of people around the world.”
The platform is constantly evolving to make it easier for users and creators to share their content and build relationships, and we will continue making improvements to make the Twitter app a better place for everyone.