APPLE censors Quran, Bible apps in China

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  • Apple has censored a Quran app and a Bible app in China, the company confirmed to the BBC.
  • Apple said Chinese officials had flagged the apps as breaking laws on illegal religious texts.
  • Apple’s human rights policy says the company is “required to comply with local laws.”

Apple has taken down a Quran app and a Bible app in China at the request of Chinese officials, the company confirmed to the BBC.

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The apps, which are called Quran Majeed and Bible App by Olive Tree, were first reported as having been taken down by activist website Apple Censorship on Tuesday.

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Apple directed the BBC to its Human Rights policy, which says: “We’re required to comply with local laws, and at times there are complex issues about which we may disagree with governments and other stakeholders on the right path forward. ”

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