Gab.ai the newest and hottest social media platform is being censored by Apple. Apple has refused to allow Gab to post their new app in the apple store where millions of iphone users upload their phone applications.
Gab’s mission is, ” to put people and free speech first. We believe that the only valid form of censorship is filtering options, an individual’s own choice to opt-out. Gab empowers users to filter and remove unwanted followers, words, phrases, and topics they don’t want to see in their feeds to help stop and prevent different forms harassment. However, we do take steps to protect ourselves and our users from illegal activity. By signing up for Gab, all users agree to adhere to the policies set forth below. Failure to do so will result in the temporary locking or banning of their account(s).”
Apparently free speech is too controversial for Apple.
- Apple’s App Store rejected the app for social network and free-speech Twitter alternative Gab, claiming that it “includes pornographic content” posted by users.
“We are writing to let you know the results of your appeal for your app, Gab for iOS,” replied Apple to the submission. “Your app includes pornographic content. Please refer to the attached screenshot (Note, the screenshot includes explicit content). Apps with explicit content and themes are not appropriate for the App Store.”
“While we understand your app may include mature content, the content provided in the previous screenshot is not appropriate for the App Store in any situation at any rating. Please ensure this content is removed, any similar content is removed, and you are monitoring and filtering content that is similar in nature,” the notice states. “As stated in section 1.2 of the guidelines, your app must include ‘A method for filtering objectionable material from being posted to the app…’”
Gab CEO Andrew Torba criticized Apple for rejecting the app based on pornographic user content when popular social networks currently on the store, such as Twitter, frequently feature porn and not-safe-for-work posts.
“The double standards of Silicon Valley are on full display with this app store rejection from Apple,” said Torba in an email to Breitbart Tech. “Apps like Tumblr, Reddit, and Twitter are flooded with pornographic content and allowed to remain on the App store.”