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Apple Removes Hezbollah TV App From ITunes - Remains On Google

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    CatfishRivers Well-Known Member

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    Apple removes Hezbollah TV app from iTunes | Apple - CNET News (click for full article)

    From the article:

    "Apple has removed an application that Hezbollah was advertising on the iTunes store promoting streaming video from its Al-Manar Lebanon-based satellite network.

    A spokesman for the Anti-Defamation League said that his organization sent Apple a letter last Friday when it became aware of the app. It was removed by Apple on Sunday.

    "We did not have any response from them so it may or may not been a result of our reaching out to them," said the ADL spokesman, Todd Gutnick.

    Apple declined comment.

    Al Manar, the broadcasting arm of Hezbollah, advertised the app on its television network. The U.S. Department of State has included Al-Manar on its Terrorism Exclusion List in December 2004.

    The app remains available on Google Play. We've contacted Al Manar and Google for comment and will update this post when we hear back."
     
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    Looks like Google joined Apple in removing the Hezbollah TV App:

    Apple, Google remove Hezbollah TV app | Apple - CNET News

    "Updated: 3:29 PT

    Google and Apple have both removed an application from their respective app stores that Hezbollah was advertising promoting streaming video from its Al-Manar Lebanon-based satellite network."
     

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