Musk Hints He’s Ready To ‘Go To War’ With Apple

Elon Musk Source JD Lasica |

In response to Apple reportedly removing advertising from Twitter, a 30% “tax” imposed by Apple, along with threats of removing Twitter from the app store, Elon musk hinted that he is preparing to go to war with the tech behemoth.

Tweeting directly to Apple CEO Tim Cook, Musk highlighted how Apple is behaving in ways that are not friendly to free-speech platforms.

Elon asked Cook, “What’s going on here?”

Musk doubled-down and asked his followers via a Twitter poll asking, “Apple should publish all censorship actions it has taken that affect its customers.” Currently, 85.7% of the over one million respondents said “yes.”

Musk went on to address the 30% “tax on the internet,” by posting a meme depicting that he is ready to “Go To War” over the issue. The “tax,” as Musk described it, is a fee Apple imposes on all transactions made by apps downloaded from the app store.

Apple has been known to follow in-step with other social media and tech platforms to enact bans on applications that do not follow their approved guidelines. Many times these guidelines are vague and enforced without explanation.

Ever since Musk took over Twitter, it has been expected Apple may take Twitter off the app store. However, at the time of this writing, no move has been made yet.