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Apple Blocks Cartoonist From App Store

ink (4325) writes | more than 4 years ago


ink (4325) writes "Here is another troubling anecdote on the iWeb front:

This week cartoonist Mark Fiore made Internet and journalism history as the first online-only journalist to win a Pulitzer Prize. Fiore took home the editorial cartooning prize for animations he created for SFGate, the website for the San Francisco Chronicle... But there’s just one problem. In December, Apple rejected his iPhone app, NewsToons, because, as Apple put it, his satire “ridicules public figures,” a violation of the iPhone Developer Program License Agreement, which bars any apps whose content in “Apple’s reasonable judgement may be found objectionable, for example, materials that may be considered obscene, pornographic, or defamatory.

Whether or not you agree with Fiore's political sentiments, I believe we can all agree that the censorship of his work should be denigrated."
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Still up to Apple (1)

mi (197448) | more than 4 years ago | (#31862598)

As long as we accept Apple's right to control, what goes onto the iPhones (and iPads) — and juding by the continuing demand for the devices, people are happily accepting that right — we can "denigrate" all we want, and it would not change a thing...

That said, I've never heard of this particular cartoonist and doubt, he is anywhere near par with someone like Scott Adams or Gary Larson...

Maybe, his partisanship really is an impediment to greatness?.. Or, perhaps, it is because he publishes in the dreaded and dreadful "flash" format only?

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