Apple in Deep Over Accusations of App Store Porn in China

The Chinese media just can’t get enough of Apple: this time the Cupertino company is being investigated for providing pornographic content in the country alongside 198 other websites.

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The Chinese article lists relatively obscure websites, and mentions Apple’s website as well, which could easily be understood as the beginning of another campaign initiated by the government against Apple. The news comes after the Chinese media changed its tune as a reply to Tim Cook’s apology letter posted on the website.

Even though Apple isn’t the only target of the pornographic content investigation, the mention put the company in an uncomfortable parallel with Google, despite the company’s clear guidelines that forbid pornographic content in the App Store.

The Chinese government is renowned for its sensitivity for pornographic content, as it continually puts forth a tremendous effort to keep pornography off the in China. In March, the government launched another big campaign against porn, and – in an interesting turn of events – the App Store was found to be the source of “obscene pornographic” content last month, and it was ordered to remove the content.

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  • hank

    … while they do have valid grounds for their legal actions, i still see it as a milking process. a lucrative business at that. to them, milking big companies are the “in” thing these days. no capital needed. business as usual.