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Yahoo Finance pulled from Chinese app store

October 21, 2021

Posted by Chris Roush

Yahoo Finance has been pulled by the Chinese App Store after it republished a Bloomberg News article critical of the company’s crackdown of the tech industry, reports Mikey Campbell of Apple Insider.

Campbell reports, “The app was purged on Oct. 14, according to Apple Censorship, a website that tracks App Store takedowns and changes. It is unclear who pulled Yahoo Finance and for what reason, and neither Apple nor Yahoo have responded to requests for comment on the matter.

“Chinese users relied on the app to read news stories from media outlets that are typically blocked by China’s Great Firewall and other internet censorship programs, reports The Telegraph. Capable of effectively bypassing the government’s carefully laid content restrictions, the title likely caught the unwanted attention of authorities like the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) and was subsequently marked for removal.

“Days prior to its App Store expulsion, Yahoo Finance republished a Bloomberg story critical of China’s crackdown on the tech industry, the report said. The article contained reference to supposed preferential treatment afforded to Apple in exchange for compliance with government requests, including app takedown notices.”

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