Musk says he met with Apple CEO amid public tensions

In a follow-up post, the billionaire said he and Cook had resolved a number of issues surrounding the firms' relationship.

Updated: November 30, 2022 - 9:42pm

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Twitter owner Elon Musk on Wednesday announced that he had met with Apple CEO Tim Cook amid a public row over Musk's plans to curtail content moderation efforts on the social media platform.

Musk posted a tweet thanking Cook for showing him around Apple headquarters, including video footage of the exterior, featuring a manmade pond.

In a follow-up post, the billionaire said he and Cook had resolved a number of issues surrounding the firms' relationship.

"Good conversation. Among other things, we resolved the misunderstanding about Twitter potentially being removed from the App Store," Musk wrote. "Tim was clear that Apple never considered doing so."

Musk on Monday announced via tweet that Apple had largely stopped advertising on the platform and claimed the company was threatening to drop Twitter from its app store. He further posted a slew of criticisms of the company, asking if it "hate[s] free speech in America."  He further polled his followers, asking whether "Apple should publish all censorship actions it has taken that affect its customers."

The billionaire said nothing about Apple's advertising decline, which comes amid a left-wing pressure campaign encouraging the platform's advertising partners to leave over Musk's lifting of censorship restrictions. Earlier this month, he announced a "general amnesty" for banned accounts that had not broken the law or engaged in egregious spam.

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