Ron DeSantis, the Governor of Florida, showed support for Elon Musk in his recent fight against Apple.
Addressing the media on Tuesday, DeSantis said Apple is making a huge mistake in planning to remove Twitter from the App Store.
DeSantis supports Elon Musk, says Apple is making a huge mistake to remove Twitter
"That would be a huge, huge mistake, and it would be a really raw exercise of monopolistic power that I think would merit a response from the US Congress."pic.twitter.com/ORQWzoPhXd
— Insider Paper (@TheInsiderPaper) November 29, 2022
The U.S. official stated that Musk was opening up avenues for free speech on his platform. Addressing the recent removal of the Twitter COVID misinformation policy, he said that some accounts were putting out accurate information against COVID.
He said the old twitter’s response was to suffocate the dissent, but Musk knew it was not a winning formula.
DeSantis was of the view that Apple’s response by removing Twitter from the App store will be a huge mistake and a wrong exercise of monopolistic power.
“That would be a huge, huge mistake, and it would be a really raw exercise of monopolistic power that I think would merit a response from the US Congress.”
“Don’t be a vessel of the CCP on one hand and then use your corporate power in the US on the other to suffocate Americans,” he added.
Musk claims Apple has threatened to remove Twitter from the App Store
Musk has attempted to spark a Twitter war with Apple, alleging that the iPhone manufacturer has threatened to remove Twitter from the App Store.
The billionaire said in a string of tweets that Apple ‘puts a secret 30% tax on everything you buy through their App Store’ and that Apple had threatened to “withhold” Twitter from the App Store.
Musk also claims that Apple has “mostly stopped advertising on Twitter.” In one tweet, he said, “Do they hate free speech in America?” “What exactly is going on here, @tim cook?” In another, Musk questioned Apple CEO Tim Cook.
Musk has also asked his 119 million Twitter followers if Apple should disclose every case of censorship that has hurt its customers. “Apple has also threatened to withhold Twitter from its App Store, but won’t tell us why,” he stated.