Apple accused of hindering Hong Kong protest movement with rejection of voting app

Developers of Hong Kong’s PopVote, an app and voting platform designed in part to protest the city’s recently invoked national security law, claim Apple is censoring the title by refusing it entry onto the App Store.Apple initially rejected PopVote over issues with the app’s code, and subsequently failed to review an updated version of the app, reports Quartz. Developers who attempted to contact the company have yet to receive a response.Developed by organizers of the Hong Kong pro-democracy movement, PopVote was approved for use on Android and is currently available on the Google Play store. The app helped log a portion of the more than 600,000 digital and paper ballots cast in the unofficial primary held last weekend.Read more…
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