If the Twitter application disappears from iOS and Android systems, Elon Musk could well counterattack by launching his own alternative smartphone.
Elon Musk will have warned. Whether Twitter disappears from the App Store and the Play Storethe American billionaire could well be tempted to add a string to his bow by developing their own smartphone. After Tesla autonomous cars, SpaceX reusable rockets and paid certifications on Twitter, why not, in fact, embark on the mobile telephony. The American industrialist is not at his first attempt in terms of innovations. Remember, for example, that Elon Musk has already created and sold flamethrowers in the past. The smartphone would ultimately be a rather logical continuation.
There is, however, nothing to worry about at the moment. According to information published by Musk, this initiative would only see the light of day as a last resort. Indeed, the billionaire would not necessarily want to enter this market. It would, however, without hesitation if the App Store and its Android cousin left it no choice.
The moderation of the content of the social network in question
This clear-cut position would result from the reaffirmation made by Apple and Google of the needfor the social appsto respect a specific specifications in order to qualify for their online marketing. The characteristics that these applications must follow are linked, in large part, to the content moderation. However, many recent items already show a certain degradation of moderation services on Twitter. Moreover, the recent positions of Elon Musk concerning the rehabilitation of all the Twitter accounts suspended in the past, suggest, here again, a greater laxity from the moderators of the social network. It will thus be a question of seeing how far these threats will go. As a reminder, Apple had already removed the Parler social network from its App Store, due to breaches of these obligations.