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Apple Puts US Conspiracy Theorist’s App On App Store

"We carefully review content on our platforms and products for violations of our terms and conditions, or our content policies. If an app or user violates these, we take action," BuzzFeed News quoted a Google spokesperson as saying.

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Apple has announced that the mobile app of US consipiracy theorist Alex Jones’, Infowars Official, will continue to be available on its App Store because the application in particular has not violated any of the company’s guidelines, the media reported.

Recently, Apple, along with Facebook and Google-owned YouTube took down and banned videos and podcasts by Jones put on pages identified as Alex Jones Channel Page, the Alex Jones Page, the InfoWars Page and the Infowars Nightly News Page, for violating the hate speech, bullying and extremist behaviours rules, making them no longer searchable or available for download or streaming.

The content that got banned on Apple reportedly includes “defamatory, discriminatory or mean-spirited content, including references or commentary about religion, race, sexual orientation, gender, national/ethnic origin, or other targeted groups, particularly if the app is likely to humiliate, intimidate, or place a targeted individual or group in harm’s way,” BuzzFeedNews reported on Wednesday.

But the company believes that the “Infowars Official” app has yet to violate any of those standards.

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Apple, along with Facebook and Google-owned YouTube took down and banned videos and podcasts by Jones .(VOA)

“We strongly support all points of view being represented on the App Store, as long as the apps are respectful to users with differing opinions, and follow our clear guidelines, ensuring the App Store is a safe marketplace for all,” the report quoted Apple as saying.

An Android version of the app remains in Google’s app store as well.

“We carefully review content on our platforms and products for violations of our terms and conditions, or our content policies. If an app or user violates these, we take action,” BuzzFeed News quoted a Google spokesperson as saying.

Also Read: Twitter CEO Expands on Why He Won’t Ban Alex Jones, Infowars

Jones was banned from posting violating content on his Facebook pages for a period of 30 days because his content contained “dehumanising language to describe people who are transgenders, Muslims and immigrants,” which violates the social networking giant’s hate speech policies, as per previous reports. (IANS)

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Apple Car: No More a Dream, Will Be Launched by 2025!

Many industry watchers have called the Apple Car the worst-kept secret of the Silicon Valley

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As industry watchers think that Apple car is dead, the iPhone maker could launch it anytime between 2023 and 2025, a top Apple analyst with Hong Kong-based TF International Securities has claimed.

“Apple will earn its 2 trillion dollar market cap through its services business, an Augmented Reality headset, and an Apple Car, according to famed Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who now works for TF International Securities,” MacRumors reported late on Tuesday.

The analyst, who was earlier with Taiwan-based KGI Securities, has reportedly sent a new note for investors, outlining products that he expects to be released by Apple in future.

“Apple will launch an Apple Car some time between 2023 and 2025, with the car set to be positioned as ‘the next star product’. Kuo foresees the Apple Car revolutionising the automobile market much as the iPhone did back in 2007,” the report added.

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However, Kuo did not provide details of the possible car or when exactly it might be unveiled.

The Cupertino-based company has largely remained silent on its plans about the Apple Car.

Also Read: Cars Powered by New Fuel Type Tested in Australia

Notably, it has more self-driving car permits in the US state of California than any other technology company.

Many industry watchers have called the Apple Car the worst-kept secret of the Silicon Valley.(IANS)

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