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Apple removes 2 podcast apps from App Store in China without giving a specific reason

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Apple has removed podcast client Pocket Casts from its App Store in China following the request of the Cyberspace Administration of China, Pocket Casts claimed in a tweet. Apple didn’t provide any specific reason to PocketCasts for removing their app despite them asking for clarification, and told them that they included content “that is illegal in China as determined by the CAC”. Apple had removed another podcast app called Castro Podcasts from the App Store in China earlier this month, the Verge pointed out. We’ve reached out to Apple for comment. https://twitter.com/pocketcasts/status/1270875436671614976 Pocket Casts said that it was contacted by China’s cyberspace administration through Apple a couple of days before the app was removed from the App Store. “We believe podcasting is and should remain an open medium, free of government censorship. As such we won't be censoring podcast content…

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