A guest on a pro-Donald Trump podcast was shocked to find out what’s been happening this election cycle across social media sites and tech companies.
When Liz Crokin, a writer at the Observer, made an appearance on a podcast devoted to Trump called MAGAPOD, she soon realized how much the show was being suppressed by none other than Apple Inc.
I began looking into how strong the bias and censorship runs in these forums after I did an interview on the pro-Trump podcast, MAGA. The show’s host, Mark Hammond, was disappointed Apple wouldn’t run his show without an “explicit” warning. Hammond’s podcast didn’t contain content that would be deemed explicit under Apple’s policy, and most other shows in the News & Politics category aren’t labeled as such.
On June 18, Hammond talked to Sandra, a representative from Apple. She explained that, since the description of his show is pro-Trump, his show is explicit in nature — because the subject matter is Donald Trump. So, an Apple employee concluded the Republican presidential candidate is explicit.
iTunes has dozens of podcasts discussing Osama Bin Laden and Adolf Hitler — none of which is marked explicit. I encouraged Hammond to contact Apple again, via email to their podcast support team. Within 48 hours he received a response from “Tim,” who informed Hammond that his podcast would be updated to “clean” within 24 hours.
Further digging on Apple revealed more evidence that the computer giant is feeding users pro-Hillary and anti-Trump propaganda.
After much follow-up Crokin reported that Apple eventually righted its wrong in this case, but it’s unlikey all who may find themselves in similiar scenarios will be as tenacious as Crokin. And, Apple isn’t the only tech firm that’s in the tank for Hillary Clinton.
Google, Apple’s News Feed and Twitter all have had to fix issues in the past that portrayed Trump alongside Adolf Hitler and painted a more than flattering picture of Clinton.
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