Ap­ple re­mov­ing games with Con­fed­er­ate flag from Store

The China Post - - WORLD BUSINESS -

Ap­ple said Thurs­day that it is re­mov­ing games from its online app store that fea­ture the Con­fed­er­ate flag in “of­fen­sive or mean-spir­ited ways.”

The move comes days af­ter Ap­ple CEO Tim Cook called on peo­ple in a tweet to honor the vic­tims of the Charleston, South Carolina, church shoot­ing by erad­i­cat­ing racism and the sym­bols that feed it.

Ap­ple said in a state­ment Thurs­day that apps are be­ing re­moved “that use the Con­fed­er­ate flag in of­fen­sive or mean-spir­ited ways, which is in vi­o­la­tion of our guide­lines.” Other apps that de­pict the flag in ed­u­ca­tional or his­tor­i­cal con­texts are not be­ing re­moved.

The com­pany is work­ing with de­vel­op­ers to get games that have been re­moved — such as the Civil War bat­tle game “Cannon Shooter” — back in the store af­ter changes are made.

Ap­ple Inc., which is based in Cu­per­tino, Cal­i­for­nia, is the latest com­pany to dis­tance it­self from the di­vi­sive sym­bol af­ter the shoot­ing sus­pect, Dy­lann Storm Roof, ap­peared in photos hold­ing the flag.

AFP

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