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Elon Musk floats ‘various telephone’ if Apple, Google app stores remove Twitter

Twitter Chief Elon Musk says he’d contemplate making an “alternative phone” within the occasion that Twitter is faraway from the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Musk made the feedback on Friday night time in response to conservative commentator Liz Wheeler, who tweeted, “If Apple & Google boot Twitter from their app stores, @elonmusk should produce his own smartphone. Half the country would happily ditch the biased, snooping iPhone & Android. The man builds rockets to Mars, a silly little smartphone should be easy, right?” 

“I certainly hope it does not come to that,” Musk replied, “but, yes, if there is no other choice, I will make an alternative phone.”

Musk’s feedback come after Phil Schiller, an Apple fellow who’s liable for main the App Store, deleted his Twitter account.

Yoel Roth, former head of belief and security at Twitter, stated in a New York Times op-ed that the social media big dangers being expelled from Apple and Google’s app stores if they fail to stick to tips.

Liz Wheeler prompted Elon Musk’s feedback by asking about subsequent steps if Google Play eliminated Twitter.
Elon Musk's Twitter profile is seen on a smartphone placed on printed Twitter logos in this picture illustration taken April 28, 2022.
Elon Musk lately introduced “amnesty” for suspended Twitter accounts will start subsequent week.

“Failure to adhere to Apple’s and Google’s guidelines would be catastrophic, risking Twitter’s expulsion from their app stores and making it more difficult for billions of potential users to get Twitter’s services. This gives Apple and Google enormous power to shape the decisions Twitter makes,” Roth stated.

Roth stated that as he left Twitter, “the calls from the app review teams had already begun.”

Musk tweeted a ballot on Wednesday, asking Twitter customers if the company ought to “offer a general amnesty to suspended accounts, provided that they have not broken the law or engaged in egregious spam?”

72% of respondents voted sure, and Musk then tweeted that “Amnesty begins next week.”

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