Steve Jobs of Apple Attacked by Right-Wing Republican Group

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    Dec 16, 2010 9:20 PM GMT
    Apple recently pulled an anti-gay app, that we commented about here before. This is the result from the US Republican Right, via their surrogate National Organization for Marriage (NOM):

    http://technolog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2010/12/16/5659718-steve-jobs-targeted-in-anti-gay-iphone-app-war
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    Dec 16, 2010 9:51 PM GMT
    I mean, I don't agree with the app, but the whole thing is kinda hypocritical. They have a right to have that app on there.
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    Dec 16, 2010 10:06 PM GMT
    b1o2y3456 saidI mean, I don't agree with the app, but the whole thing is kinda hypocritical. They have a right to have that app on there.
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    Dec 16, 2010 10:12 PM GMT
    Apple have no way to win, once they start passing judgement on content.

    In a way, I can see banning "apps" that have no more functionality than a web site, just for polluting the ecosystem.
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    Dec 16, 2010 11:03 PM GMT
    Ever since I saw this picture earlier this year, I've held a strong grudge against NOM. Jobs made the right decision.

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    Dec 16, 2010 11:27 PM GMT
    b1o2y3456 saidI mean, I don't agree with the app, but the whole thing is kinda hypocritical. They have a right to have that app on there.


    Actually there is no right to have an app on the iPhone. Apple is a private company, not the government, and can censor anything they want on the service they provide.
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    Dec 17, 2010 12:14 AM GMT
    b1o2y3456 saidI mean, I don't agree with the app, but the whole thing is kinda hypocritical. They have a right to have that app on there.

    No, they don't, no one has the right to have an app on the apple app store. The app store is not a public space, it is not a public forum, the app store is a private venture owned and operated by a private company. Freedom of speech does not apply within the confines of a private business