The tech censors return
- Twitter blocked the Hunter Biden story. Now Apple coerces with its App Store.
Do we need hall monitors? Last week Elon Musk released the “Twitter Files," revealing that the company blocked anything it wanted related to the Hunter Biden laptop story—wrongly it turned out. I wrote a column in October 2020 on social-media bias that Twitter restricted for many users simply because I mentioned the ban and Ukrainian payoffs. In addition, Mr. Musk previously accused Apple of threatening to remove Twitter from its App Store after his company uncanceled Donald Trump and others. Apple CEO Tim Cook then walked Mr. Musk around the company’s spaceship headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., and assured him that “Apple never considered doing so." Sunshine can be a pre-emptive disinfectant.