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Apple had recently been the target of what was supposedly a state sponsored propaganda campaign in China. It was rumored that the company’s troubles in the People’s Republic could end up costing it billions of dollars. Apple CEO also apologized to China, a move which saw state media mince its harsh words against the company. Today it has been reported that Apple has been named in an ongoing investigation regarding porn apps in the country.

The People’s Daily of China published a list of websites and app stores that are allegedly providing pornographic content in China. Among the names of various other app stores, Apple is listed as well. The Cupertino based company is pretty clear in its App Store guidelines that it does not allow pornographic content, does this mean that yet another campaign is being launched against Apple? Analysts believe that the Chinese government occasionally uses bans on pornography in order to censor content it deems politically insensitive. So far Apple has not issued an official comment on this situation. Any ideas as to why Apple is being targeted once again?

Filed in Apple . Tags: app store and china. Source: blogs.wsj
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