Apple Censorship

By GreatFire

Apple claims to defend human rights, yet thousands of apps are selectively made unavailable in App Stores around the world. Examples include Bloomberg: Business News, Pinterest: Lifestyle Ideas, and Reddit, which are all censored by Apple in China.

At Apple, we are not afraid to say that our values drive our curation decisions. Tim Cook, CEO of Apple Inc.
Apple severs a bridge to our most avid and critical readers for China news -- our Chinese readers. Doesn't Apple owe them an explanation? Chris Buckley, New York Times reporter, after Apple removed the New York Times app from the China App Store
I think every generation has the responsibility to enlarge the meaning of human rights. Tim Cook, CEO of Apple Inc.
American tech companies have become leading champions of free expression. But that commitment should not end at our borders. Global leaders in innovation, like Apple, have both an opportunity and a moral obligation to promote free expression and other basic human rights in countries that routinely deny these rights. Senator Patrick Leahy
First we defend, we work to defend these freedoms by enabling people around the world to speak up. And second, we do it by speaking up ourselves. Because companies can, and should have values. At Apple we are not just enabling others to speak up, we are doing so ourselves. Tim Cook, CEO of Apple Inc.