Apple has banned a dating and friendship app for unvaccinated people from its App Store. The app Tinder for anti-vaxxers is still available on Android devices. Unjected is a bill as a safe space for the unvaccinated to come together uncensored through business, friendship or love was banned from App Store.
Apple said that Unjected inappropriately refers to the COVID-19 pandemic in its comment or theme. But Unjected remains available on Google’s Play Store, where it advertises unsubstantiated claims about COVID-19 vaccines, saying that the vaccines are shedding dangerous spike proteins.The app was launched by two women from Hawaii in May, shortly after apps like Tinder and Bumble rolled out incentives for users to get vaccinated. The app includes features like chat rooms, matches and a directory of businesses that are friendly to unvaccinated people.
The company removed a misinformation-laden social feed at Google’s request, co-creator Shelby Thomson, a 27-year-old photographer and mother in Maui, Hawaii. As of Saturday, Unjected also ran an anti-vax Instagram account with nearly 25,000 followers but the account had been banned by midday on Monday. She said that Thomson is now running another account with fewer followers.In July, President Joe Biden slammed social media platforms like Facebook, which owns Instagram, for not doing enough to combat lies about coronavirus vaccines. Thomson, who founded the app alongside 37-year-old spa manager and mother Heather Pyle, said she believes Apple, Google and Facebook have unfairly censored her.
Apple Inc. reported that it had demonstrably beaten analysts’ expectations for its fiscal third-quarter earnings results, and options traders are taking actions that imply they think the share price will drift lower in the future. This may come as no surprise considering the AAPL share price fell 1.2% the day after the report was announced.