In China, Apple has recently removed the New York Times app from its iTunes App Store and said that it did so following the orders from the local authorities. But now, according to the latest reports, the questions are being raised about this step of Apple, because a reporter of New York Times reportedly contacted this company for asking questions in connection with a weird news story about Apple.
Moreover, it is also a big question for Apple that why the other news apps were not pulled off and the authorities ordered to remove just New York Times app.
It is important to note that the New York Times has now been added to the list of growing number of news organizations that are blocked in China.
According to LA Times, a reporter for New York Times contacted Apple on the same day for asking questions about a story about billions of dollars in hidden perks and subsidies the Chinese government provides to the world’s largest iPhone factory, run by Apple’s partner Foxconn. That story was published on Dec. 29.
On the other hands, Apple says that the New York Times app has not been permitted to display content to most users in China and the company have been informed that the app is in violation of local regulations. As a result, the app must be taken down off the China App Store. When this situation changes, the App Store will once again offer the New York Times app for download in China.