Musk asks if Apple hates 'free speech in America' after Twitter promoting drop-off

Twitter proprietor Elon Musk publicly slammed Apple on Monday for suspending a few of its promoting on the social media platform, asking if leaders of the tech firm “hate” free speech.

“Apple has largely stopped promoting on Twitter,” Musk announced.

“Do they hate free speech in America?”

Musk known as out Apple CEO Tim Prepare dinner in a second tweet, writing: “What’s happening right here @tim_cook?”

The Tesla and SpaceX CEO, who acquired Twitter in a $44 billion deal closed final month, has described himself as a “free speech absolutist” and promised to advocate for it utilizing his possession of the platform.

Racist language and misinformation have reportedly surged on Twitter since Musk’s acquisition, and left-leaning watchdog Media Issues for America discovered that fifty of Twitter’s main 100 advertisers seem to have halted their work with the location.

These 50 firms made up $750 million in spending on Twitter over the course of 2022, in keeping with the evaluation.

Musk claimed that “Apple has additionally threatened to withhold Twitter from its App Retailer, however received’t inform us why.”

The Hill has reached out to Apple for touch upon the alleged threats.

Musk posted a parade of tweets criticizing Apple for its “monopoly” on tech merchandise and its censorship of some language.

Content material sharing and publishing platform LBRY posted over its official Twitter account that “Apple could make good merchandise, however they’ve been against free speech for a while.”

“Throughout Covid, Apple demanded our apps filter some search phrases from being returned. If we didn’t filter the phrases, our apps wouldn’t be allowed within the retailer,” the account wrote in response to Musk’s query about Apple hating free speech.

“Who else has Apple censored?” responded Musk.