Apple is not the only tech company kowtowing to China’s censors | Melissa Chan

There is rightly outrage at Apple removing the New York Times app from its Chinese store. Now let’s take a look at LinkedIn, Evernote and Microsoft

News of Apple pulling the New York Times app from its store in China has been met with the expected outrage on social media. One online advocacy organisation labelled Apple the “world leader in globalising Chinese censorship”. Tom Grundy of Hong Kong Free Press, an independent online news outlet, tweeted that Apple was now “eagerly assisting” in censorship. And the New York Times’s own correspondent, Chris Buckley, asked on Twitter whether Apple owed an explanation to the paper’s Chinese readers.

I actually think we should hold some of our fire, or at least stop short of singling Apple out as the worst offender

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