Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Free Speech...

... although your results may vary.

Generally speaking, we're down with the notion that the internet and wireless communication in general is a boon to decentralized information dissemination and, as such, a boon to democracy. But every so often we are also reminded that the internet/wireless technologies are still subject to the whims of those that own the infrastructure.

A few weeks ago I hired a company to create an I Phone application for my congressional campaign. My designers told me when we started that Apple would take about two weeks to approve the app after they finished the design and coding.

They submitted the app and then we waited and waited and waited.

Recently the designers contacted Apple to find out what was taking so long.

A couple of days ago Apple responded and told us that they were rejecting the submission, and that they were doing so on the grounds that content in the app is defamatory of my opponent, incumbent Henry Waxman.

Here are the statements that Apple found defamatory.

Follow the link for what can only be described as an accurate description of Henry Waxman's voting record as attempted to be brought to light by Congressional candidate Ari David. Scandalous.

Apple... hmmm... Now where did we first here about the folks at Apple?

Ah, now we remember.

H/T: Instapundit

1 comment:

SarahB said...

(sigh) not my beloved Apple.