HYPOCRISY ALERT: Apple Bans Infowars Podcasts, but Keeps Infowars App HYPOCRISY ALERT: Apple Bans Infowars Podcasts, but Keeps Infowars App – NTK Network

HYPOCRISY ALERT: Apple Bans Infowars Podcasts, but Keeps Infowars App

Apple has kept the Infowars app, despite the fact that Apple's App Store guidelines for developers forbid apps that include "content that is offensive, insensitive, upsetting, intended to disgust, or in exceptionally poor taste."

By NTK Staff | 08.09.2018 @12:00pm
HYPOCRISY ALERT: Apple Bans Infowars Podcasts, but Keeps Infowars App

Apple made national news earlier in the week when they announced that they had taken down “the entire library of five of the six Infowars podcasts from its iTunes and Podcasts apps.” But now the tech giant is defending its decision to keep the Infowars app in the Apple App Store.

Apple removed the five Infowars podcasts from its iTunes and Podcasts apps because the content violated the company’s hate speech guidelines.

But Apple has allowed Infowars app to remain available in the Apple App Store, despite the fact that it allows users to livestream the same programs that Apple previously declared had violated the company’s guidelines.

BuzzFeed reported:

“Less clear, though, is why Apple has chosen to keep up the Infowars app — which allows users to livestream in high definition the very same programs that it deemed hateful in podcast form. In its response to questions from BuzzFeed News, the iPhone maker suggested that the Infowars Official app had not violated the company’s guidelines.”

“We strongly support all points of view being represented on the App Store, as long as the apps are respectful to users with differing opinions, and follow our clear guidelines, ensuring the App Store is a safe marketplace for all,” Apple said in a statement to BuzzFeed. “We continue to monitor apps for violations of our guidelines and if we find content that violates our guidelines and is harmful to users we will remove those apps from the store as we have done previously.”

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