Anybody see this yet? Apple censors app because it is "politically charged"

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by thejadedmonkey, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    Basically, an App that was developed to inform users about health care, and how much their congressman supports it, etc, was censored by Apple. I'm just re-posting the story, but I think it's simply awful that Apple chooses to deny an application because it's useful, but goes against what they want, while they allow hundreds of iFart style apps.

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  3. strike1555 macrumors 6502

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    There's no words to describe the sheer amount of stupidity at the people reviewing apps.

    Seriously...how can you let through something like a Drudge Report reading application and then call this politically charged? *facepalm*
     
  4. thejadedmonkey thread starter macrumors 604

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    It's more then a drudge report. It "calculates your local congressperson using GPS, and displays the amount of money donated to each congressperson from the health sector."

    Even if you accept it's nothing more then a drudge report RSS reader, how is it any different then the NYTimes app? It's just that one is more neutral, while the other offers a viewpoint that Apple doesn't like.
     
  5. hchavarria macrumors 6502

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    Welcome to politics...Not a surprise that apple or any company would take this stance...the mainstream media does it all the time.
     
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    that's just crazy.... apple is out of control!
     

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