China Orders Apple to Remove Popular Messaging Apps

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China Orders Apple to Remove Popular Messaging Apps

Post by Admin » Fri Apr 19, 2024 4:42 pm

WhatsApp, Signal, and Telegram among apps cut from iPhone app store to comply with censorship demand.


China ordered Apple to remove some of the world’s most popular chat messaging apps from its app store in the country, the latest example of censorship demands on the iPhone seller in the company’s second-biggest market.

Meta Platforms’ META, WhatsApp, and Threads as well as messaging platforms Signal and Telegram were taken off the Chinese app store Friday. Apple said it was told to remove certain apps because of national security concerns, without specifying which.

“We are obligated to follow the laws in the countries where we operate, even when we disagree,” an Apple spokesperson said.

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