Amazon has removed Bible And Quran apps from Apple Store.
Infoexpert24 understands that the removal of the Bible and Quran in the Mainland China Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL) App Store happened after the government instituted “permit requirements.”
Other developers of Bible and Quran apps have also removed their apps from the Apple Store in China, including Olive Tree Bible Software.
Chinese Embassy spokesperson Liu Pengyu in Washington declined to comment on the removal of specific apps but issued a statement that China’s government has “always encouraged and supported the development of the Internet,” according to the Associated Press. “At the same time, the development of the Internet in China must also comply with Chinese laws and regulations,” the statement added.
Why It Matters
The removals are the latest steps in China’s more stringent regulations of internet companies. China has so far this year increased supervision of algorithms tech companies that customize the content, and limited children’s exposure to video games.
Meanwhile, it’s becoming more difficult for the Chinese population to circumvent these new measures.
Infoexpert24 understands that Apple has also removed VPN (virtual private network) apps that allowed Chinese users to avoid censorship. The tech giant has declined to comment on the latest restrictions instituted by the Chinese government.