Mondo News

All of the latest tech and science news from all over the world.

Apple’s App Store exec Phil Schiller deletes Twitter account

The move by Phil Schiller — the company’s former head of marketing who is currently an Apple Fellow — raised eyebrows among tech reporters and observers given Apple’s enormous clout over the Twitter app’s reach and distribution.

“If Schiller has soured on how Elon Musk is running Twitter, that is potentially very bad news for Musk.”

Mark Gurman of Bloomberg News echoed that sentiment.

“While I expect lots of leeway, there is a real scenario in which Apple/Google remove Twitter because of content moderation issues or because Twitter decides to bypass the 15%-30% cuts,” Gurman tweeted.

“Notably, we appear to now know how Apple’s App Store chief feels about the new Twitter.”

Yoel Roth, Twitter’s former head of trust and safety, resigned from the social media company shortly after Musk took over.

“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,” Roth wrote.

“This gives Apple and Google enormous power to shape the decisions Twitter makes.”

The Post has sought comment from Apple. Twitter has fired its communications staff.

Musk’s overhaul of Twitter has led high-profile celebrities and journalists to declare their intent to leave the site in favor of competitors, including Mastodon.

Several prominent journalists who are opposed to Musk’s relaxed content moderation policies have added their Mastodon screen names to their Twitter handles.

Some, however, are happy to see them migrate away from the site.

“Mastodon seems like a honeytrap for hall-monitor personality types,” Nate Silver, the head of the 538 statistical data news site, tweeted.

“Honestly if Elon gets all the hall monitors to migrate to Mastodon that might be his greatest contribution toward the betterment of humanity.”

Category: Technology

Source: New York Post

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

%d bloggers like this: