Apple Appears To Have Stopped Selling Online In Russia…. And Perhaps More

Earlier today I said this in an article about various companies fighting Russian disinformation:

Who’s missing from this list? Apple. One has to wonder why a company who preaches that it has such high ideals isn’t rushing to join this? As I type this, apps from RT and Sputnik which are two of the biggest mouthpieces for the Russians are still available on the App Store. Why isn’t Apple taking action? That’s a very interesting question that Apple will need to answer ASAP as they really stand out for not having taken action unlike all the companies above. And I should also say, it looks really bad on them.

I guess they are taking a tentative step in terms of doing something by stopping online sales in the country. Not that I want to link to a Russian newspaper, but The Moscow Times broke the story:

And this was verified by Kevin Rothrock who is an editor at Russia-focused, Latvia-based newspaper Meduza.

This is likely to be only temporary. But it may be the start of something for Apple. Here’s another sign that this may be the start of something:

You have to think that this is related to the sanctions. Assuming that’s the case, it suggests that things are starting to bite for the Russians.

Oh by the way, as I type this RT and Sputnik are still on the App Store. That really reflects poorly on Apple.

One Response to “Apple Appears To Have Stopped Selling Online In Russia…. And Perhaps More”

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