Right now, Apple’s App Store is under immense scrutiny. This is because of the 30% cut that Apple takes from things like in-app purchases, which companies like Epic weren’t too happy about. Now it seems that Facebook is wading into the drama as well as they are now claiming that Apple forced the company to remove a message that they put in their app.

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Basically, Facebook included a message in their iOS app in which they attempted to inform users who use the app to make purchases made using Facebook’s new online events feature, that Apple would take a 30% cut from it. It appears that Apple was less than thrilled with the message and apparently “forced” Facebook to remove it.

Apple cited an App Store rule that prevents developers from showing what they claim is “irrelevant” information to users. According to Facebook, “Now more than ever, we should have the option to help people understand where money they intend for small businesses actually goes. Unfortunately Apple rejected our transparency notice around their 30% tax but we are still working to make that information available inside the app experience.”

Facebook has since removed the message, but has left a new message in which they are telling users that Facebook does not take a fee from these sales.

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