Even as Tim Cook and his LGBTQ allies at Apple ban apps from the App Store here in the United States that fail to meet the demands of the Cult of LGBTQ, the company seems to have no problem with China discriminating against the "rainbow" brigade as a matter of policy.
New reports suggest that Apple's Chinese App Store has had at least 27 LGBTQ-related apps pulled from the platform for promoting perversion. The only country besides China with more LGBTQ-promoting apps banned from the App Store is Saudi Arabia.
According to the digital rights advocacy group Fight for the Future, as well as the Chinese nonprofit group GreatFire, Apple allows different governments around the world to censor LGBTQ apps from the App Store, even though Apple has a different policy for the United States.
Here in the "land of the free," Apple only allows pro-LGBTQ apps to remain in the American App Store because the plan is for all Americans to become LGBTQs, using force if necessary.
"It is our assumption that Apple's position in different countries varies and that the company feels more comfortable to ignore / refuse / delay some governments' requests than others," says Benjamin Ismail, GreatFire's campaign and advocacy director.
While some LGBTQ app developers may have voluntarily removed their apps from Apple's App Store in China, Ismail believes that "the highest probability is that it was Apple [that] decided to remove the app."
"The few developers that talked to us told us that when they learned the app was not available, they didn't try to discuss it with Apple, thinking it would not change anything," he added.
Oftentimes, Apple will use the excuse that it is having to abide by local, state or national laws when it imposes one set of App Store rules on one country and a different set on another. Ismail says that Apple typically will never reveal these alleged laws when pressed.
"We know some assume Apple is just 'complying with local laws' even though they never refer to the law they are complying with," Ismail says. "Some developers told us they didn't put their app in China, fearing it would cause trouble (and possibly get the entire app in trouble, including in other countries)."
An Apple spokesperson told Protocol that it was not involved in removing any of the LGBTQ apps from the Chinese App Store, claiming that app owners often do it themselves. The company made no mention about communist China or Apple's own double standards concerning LGBTQ content.
Apple's hypocritical behavior is similar to that of Google, one of its tech rivals. Both platforms have created one set of rules for the American market and another for the Chinese market.
Apple and Google are also suspected of colluding together to become one single entity, which would make it the most powerful tech giant on the planet.
The two companies even separate from one another are more powerful than they should be, and yet Congress has done nothing to stop their predatory, monopolistic behavior.
The online campaign group Marketers for an Open Web (MOW) says that Apple and Google have both created "walled gardens of app stores" that heavily restrict or promote certain content while stifling all innovation. Both companies are also heavily opposed to free speech and the First Amendment, instead preferring to control what gets said and done online.
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