Ron DeSantis: Apple Threatening to Remove Twitter from App Store Could ‘Merit a Response’ from Congress

Nov 30, 2022 | Political News

Apple reportedly threatening to suspend Twitter from its App Store could “merit a response from the United States Congress,” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) said during a press conference on Tuesday.

Twitter owner Elon Musk announced on Monday that Apple has threatened to “withhold” the social media platform from its App Store, but he said Apple has been unwilling to provide an explanation as to why. He also said Apple “has mostly stopped advertising on Twitter” — a move that follows Musk seemingly pursuing the reinstatement of free speech on the platform.

DeSantis, who in April said Musk’s offer to buy Twitter raised the prospect that free speech would return to the social media giant, spoke about Apple’s alleged threat on Tuesday, explaining that it could warrant congressional action.