- 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.
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.
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. ”