Elon Musk has implemented a number of controversial changes to Twitter’s policies ever since he took control of the social media platform in late October. Could these get the app kicked out of the stores?
His goal is to establish Twitter as a platform for free speech, which eventually led to granting “amnesty” to previously banned accounts belonging to white nationalists, conspiracists, and others who violated Twitter’s previous rules. Additionally, he apparently intends to attempt and use explicit or pornographic content to generate revenue for Twitter, much like the website OnlyFans, as Insider reports.
In a recent Tweet, Musk claimed that Apple has “threatened to withhold Twitter from its App Store” and has “mostly stopped advertising” on the site, because of unknown reasons. As per Insider, the App Store has a lengthy guideline, the leading principle being safety: “when people install an app from the App Store, they want to feel confident that it’s safe to do so — that the app doesn’t contain upsetting or offensive content.”
Musk is aware that the changes he made on Twitter could get the app removed from both Apple and Google stores and tweeted about: “I certainly hope it does not come to that.” In case it does, the billionaire has a plan “yes, if there is no other choice, I will make an alternative phone.”
Rumours for a Tesla phone are circulating the internet since last year. It is supposedly named Model Pi / P, priced between $800 and $1200, and features the famous Tesla ‘T’ logo on the back. There is no official confirmation for the smartphone yet and it might never be, as two years ago, there were rumours about a Tesla smartwatch to which Musk replied: “Definitely not. Smartwatches & phones are yesterday’s technology, Neuralinks are the future.”