Ron DeSantis EMERGENCY – Congress Asked To Intervene
(HorizonPost.com) – Last Monday, Twitter’s new owner Elon Musk tweeted that he was willing to “go to war” with Apple after the company allegedly threatened to remove Twitter from its App Store.
During his tweet-storm, Musk demanded to know if Apple CEO Tim Cook hates “free speech in America.” He said Apple won’t explain why it is threatening to remove the Twitter app nor would the tech giant explain why it “has mostly stopped advertising on Twitter.”
Musk also brought up his previous criticism over the fees Apple charges app developers, noting that the company “puts a secret 30% tax on everything you buy through their App Store.”
The following day, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis suggested that Congress should intervene if Apple removes Twitter from its App Store.
During a press conference in Jacksonville last Tuesday, DeSantis blasted what he said was Apple’s “raw exercise of monopolistic power,” calling it a “huge, huge mistake” for the company to remove Twitter.
He also praised Elon Musk for bringing free speech back to Twitter and “restoring a lot of accounts that were unfairly and illegitimately suspended” for posting “accurate information about COVID.”
DeSantis also called out Apple for helping the Chinese Communist Party crackdown on the anti-lockdown protests by blocking protesters from using its AirDrop feature.
He said Apple should not act as a “vassal” of the Chinese government while at the same time using its “corporate power” to “suffocate Americans and try to suppress their right to express themselves.”
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) November 29, 2022
On Wednesday, Elon Musk met with CEO Tim Cook at Apple’s headquarters. He broke the news on Twitter saying he and Cook had a “good conversation” and were able to resolve the misunderstanding about the rumors that Apple was considering removing Twitter from its app store.
It was reported on Saturday that Apple, as well as Amazon, resumed advertising on Twitter.
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