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If Apple and Google remove Twitter from their stores, the ‘telonphone’ could arrive

Since buying Twitter β€” and even earlier, when the deal was only speculation β€” Elon Musk has been in the news daily. Among the many claims it made, this time around, there was one thing to keep: “telephony.”

It is, yes, a smartphone, and it might become real, if Apple and Google decide to remove Twitter from their app stores.

The new owner of Twitter says so much out there that it's hard to follow. From advertisements and threats to humor and occasional panic to the last PollsπŸ‡§πŸ‡· Now, Elon Musk is back on his social network (now).

The future of Twitter in the Apple and Google app stores has been a recurring topic in recent days, with Musk mentioning a somewhat distorted concept of "freedom of speech" and moderation. Following this thread, former One America News Network (OANN) host Liz Wheeler challenged Elon Musk to develop his own smartphone, if the two giants moved forward by removing the social network from the Play and App Store.

Liz Wheeler's tweet reads: "If Apple and Google remove Twitter from their app stores, then Elon Musk should produce his own smartphone. Half the country would gladly abandon biased and hacked iPhones and Androids. Man builds rockets to Mars, smartphone Silly little has to be easy, right?

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In response, Elon Musk He said Who would effectively brick their smartphones if Twitter was banned from the Apple and Google app stores. But he revealed that he hoped the matter would not escalate to that point. πŸ‡§πŸ‡·

Following in the footsteps of Elon Musk's recent approach, Liz Wheeler created a survey, in order to find out if users would switch to "tELONphone". Surprisingly, at the time of writing this article, "yes" is in the lead, with 52.8% of 102,072 votes.

Apple and Google have very clear rules and there are no exceptions for Twitter

As tech giants, Apple and Google do not formulate their policies from the knee. Therefore, both contain clauses prohibiting their store apps from containing hate speech or discrimination, intimidation, harassment, and sexually explicit content.

Now, given both companies' history, Twitter wouldn't be the first app to leave its stores due to similar issues. But for now, the output is just a guess, and so is the "phone".

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