Florida Governor Ron DeSantis recently went on a no-holds-barred attack on Apple, which apparently made a software update that has helped the CCP counter protesters, and the CCP itself. Speaking on the issue of censorship, both at home and abroad, DeSantis said:
“There are people in China engaged in a noble protest effort against what is essentially a Leninist dictatorship. And what is Apple’s response? They are restricting the AirDrop feature against protesters. They are basically serving as a vassal of the Communist Party of China.”
Continuing, DeSantis went on to say that the same company helping the CCP counter those protesting against it by banning certain features is acting in quite the same manner here, saying that “on the other side, in the United States, [Apple] is trying to remove Twitter from the App Store, a decision that would be a huge blow to freedom of speech.”
BREAKING: DeSantis slams CCP, Apple for refusing to allow protesters to us AirDrop, calls Apple a vassal of the CCP, blasts them for threatening Twitter on the App Storepic.twitter.com/0qg3fEy68s
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On Tuesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook met with top legislators — including Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), Rep. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), and Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.) under the guise of antitrust concerns.
But insiders told The Post the lawmakers will undoubtedly probe him on other major concerns facing Apple: Namely the company’s quietly agreeing to help the CCP suppress protest.
A frequent critic of “woke” actions by major US corporations, DeSantis previously engaged in a war of words with Disney over the company’s public disapproval for Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill. That dispute culminated in a DeSantis-led effort in Florida to revoke Disney’s special tax status within the state.
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