Twitter: Elon Musk insists conflict with Apple is just a ‘misunderstanding’

The feud between Elon Musk and Apple appears to be over after the latter’s visit to the brand’s headquarters in Cupertino. A personal visit with Tim Cook, head of the brand.

“Thank you Tim Cook for showing me the beautiful Apple headquarters,” Elon Musk tweeted on November 30.

“The conversation went well”

Elon Musk launched a hostile takeover on Twitter this week, claiming that Apple threatened to remove the Twitter app from the App Store without explaining why. He also complained that Apple removed most of its ads from Twitter, publicly questioning whether it “hates free speech in America.”

However, a meeting with Twitter CEO Tim Cook seems to have calmed things down. “The conversation went well. Among other things, we resolved a misunderstanding about Twitter being removed from the App Store. Tim was clear that Apple never thought that.” writing Elon Musk.

The tweet does not say exactly how this “misunderstanding” happened.

Elon Musk is not a fan of commissions

According to Elon Musk, the fact that Apple is not considering removing Twitter from the App Store does not mean that Apple will not remove or block Twitter updates from the App Store if the social network violates the developer guidelines for Apple’s app store.

Tim Cook previously stated that Apple expects Twitter to continue moderating its content under Elon Musk’s leadership. However, the latter has fired many of the staff responsible for moderating content on Twitter, while its chief security officer, Yoel Roth, resigned last month.

Elon Musk is also not a fan of the 15-30% commission charged by Apple on app purchases and in-app purchases. Those fees pose a problem for the popular entrepreneur, even as he raises Twitter Blue’s subscription fee to $8 a month for users who want to display the blue icon.

A concert of criticism of other actors

Like many other companies like Epic Games, Meta and others, the Twitter boss would argue that Apple has a monopoly on the iPhone.

According to Axios, Mark Zuckerberg, the head of Meta, emphasized that “it’s problematic for a company to control what happens on a device” during a conference call on Wednesday.

Leader insists that Apple’s competitors are forced to offer iPhone apps only through their own platform, which he says constitutes a “conflict of interest.” He added that “Apple” is not a “governor” looking after the interests of individuals.

Recall that Meta’s ad revenue was greatly affected by changes in Apple’s app tracking policy. Mark Zuckerberg also welcomed Elon Musk’s entry into the debate over Apple and the App Store.

Twitter is preparing to fight bots

Elon Musk also announced on Thursday that Twitter has fixed its bot problem. A problem he exposed before closing his $44 billion acquisition of Twitter in late October. Recently, Elon Musk boasted that he had a record number of daily active users on Twitter. But he warned that some users may now see their follower numbers drop.

“Twitter is cleaning up a lot of spam/fraudulent accounts right now, so you may see a drop in your follower count,” he said. noted.

One on Twitter on Wednesday blog post Elon Musk explains the drastic and rapid changes the company has undergone since taking over as CEO. These changes lead to Elon Musk’s vision for Twitter 2.0, according to Twitter.

“Twitter is embracing public testing,” the company said. “We believe this open and transparent approach to innovation is healthy because it allows us to move faster and gather real-time user feedback. We believe a service of this importance would benefit from a wide range of feedback and there is value in being open about our experiences and learnings. »


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