Crypto business LBRY responded to Elon Musk‘s regret about Apple reducing its Twitter marketing by talking about their own issues with Apple as well as censorship.
file-sharing as well as payments network powered by blockchain In an obvious denial of free expression, LBRY claims that tech powerhouse Apple coerced them to block out specific search keywords during the COVID-19 controversy.
In a tweet on November 28, LBRY claims that company was warned to suppress any information about COVID-19, particularly immunizations and the virus’s biological roots, or risk having its applications deleted from the Apple store.
LBRY is a decentralization network for sharing material that gives writers, artists, and other content producers the freedom to fully manage the commercial and artistic aspects of their productions. One of its most well-known applications is the video-sharing site Odysee, however it’s unclear whether this application was engaged in the claimed censoring.
In reaction to a post by Elon Musk, who claimed that Apple has “largely halted” marketing on Twitter because of worries over the social media product’s content, the blockchain company revealed what it had done with Apple during COVID-19 epidemic.
LBRY Alleged Apple For Forcing Them Into Censor Some Of Their Terms:
Additionally, LBRY claims that Apple “rejected” their Pepe the Frog photos that some of its customers used in films.
Pepe the Frog is a greenish animated frog that first appeared as an Internet phenomenon in 2005. Since then, protest organizations in Hong Kong have acquired Pepe the Frog and exploited it as part of their political philosophy.
The cryptocurrency startup claimed that “Apple may produce high-quality items, but they’ve always resisted free expression.”
Apple was contacted by Cointelegraph for comments, however as of the time of writing, no response has been received.