Defending the removal of the controversial Talking app from his online store by his company, Apple CEO Tim Cook told Fox reporter Chris Wallace today that he does not believe free speech and the allegedly provoked violence intersected.
Apple, Google, and Amazon Services all took the Talk app offline after the U.S. Capitol protests on January 6. Five people died in the clashes.
“We looked at the incitement to violence that existed there (Talking). And we don’t see freedom of speech and incitement to violence as an intersection, ”Cook told host Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday.
Cook said all App Store services should adhere to the terms of service.
“We obviously do not control what is on the Internet. But we never saw that our platform should be a simple Internet replication. We have rules and regulations, and we just ask people to obey them. “
When asked if he creates an incentive to go further underground, Cook said he would allow the service to return in greater moderation.
“We only suspended them for ourselves. And so, if they got their moderation together, they’d be back, ”he said.
John Martze, the CEO of Parler, also spoke to Fox today, saying he was given 24 hours’ notice of the removal from his service and suggested collusion.
“It’s very, very interesting that they all, exactly the same day without telling us before, they never told us that there was a serious or hardware problem with our application,” CEO Matze told reporter. by Fox Mark Levin “But on the same day, you know, all on the same day, they send us these very threatening notices.
“And Amazon, as usual, [was] basically saying, “Oh, I’ve never seen a hardware problem. There are no problems. You know, they played it very casually. And so we still had even, you know, the 8th and 9th, you know, we had no real indication that it was, you know, deadly serious.