Recently, there have been massive protests in China over “zero-COVID” lockdown policies. These lockdown measures have gone as far as welding the doors shut of residential buildings to keep citizens forcibly locked in their homes.
This week there was a deadly fire that killed 10 people in a high-rise building who could not escape their apartments because their doors were forcibly locked by the government. Protests have erupted in the streets of China as a result of this.
Tucker Carlson slammed the American media and big tech for seemingly “covering” for the CCP. To disrupt protests, the Chinese government deployed military tanks into the streets and this was ignored by the vast majority of American mainstream media outlets.
“Unless you read the Daily Mail, which is an English paper published online, you probably didn’t know that Chinese President Xi Jinping sent tanks into a major city last night to put down protests against his rule.”
“Virtually no American media outlets acknowledged that that happened and that’s pretty weird if you think about it. Imagine, for example, that Hungarian leader Viktor Orban put tanks into Budapest to crush his political opponents. Would our media notice? Oh yeah, they would.”
Furthermore, Apple assisted the CCP in censorship efforts amid these protests. According to a Tweet from EV news outlet, Whole Mars Catalog:
“Apple has released a software update limiting the use of AirDrop in China in light of recent protests. AirDrop was being used by protesters to transmit info directly phone to phone, bypassing the Great Firewall of China.”
Apple has released a software update limiting the use of AirDrop in China in light of recent protests.
AirDrop was being used by protesters to transmit info directly phone to phone, bypassing the Great Firewall of China. pic.twitter.com/2UNtOeuTBZ
— Whole Mars Catalog (@WholeMarsBlog) November 28, 2022
Tucker blasted Apple, claiming:
“We can say that Apple is covering for the government of China. Apple is the most valuable company in the world. It’s got a current market cap of trillions of dollars.”
“Financial listings describe Apple as an American company, and you can see why they do. It’s headquartered in the United States. It was founded by Americans, to this day, it’s run by an American citizen. But those facts don’t tell the story.”
“In fact, at this point, Apple is in no sense American. Apple’s loyalty is to the government of China. If you think that is an overstatement, consider this: Earlier this month, Apple did the bidding of the Chinese government to crush domestic protests against the communist party there. Apple did this by disabling its permanent AirDrop feature in China. So far only in China.”
The AirDrop feature was a primary method for Chinese protestors to communicate directly with each other without interference from the government. Using AirDrop would bypass the use of cellular towers where the Chinese government has firewalls in place.
Apple has also been attacking free speech in America. Elon Musk has alleged they are threatening to remove Twitter from the App Store.
Apple has also threatened to withhold Twitter from its App Store, but won’t tell us why
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 28, 2022
Carlson commented on Apple censoring American platforms that promote free speech while covering for China:
“Apple engages in large-scale secretive censorship and always and everywhere, Apple helps the Chinese government. So, preventing American citizens from saying what they believe or getting to the truth about something, while bolstering the power of one of the most repressive governments in the world.”
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