After Launching Feud With Tim Cook, Elon Musk Says Apple Never Threatened to Pull Twitter After All

Twitter owner Elon Musk said that he cleared the air with Apple CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday after launching a feud against the company, The New York Times reports.

Musk on Monday posted a series of tweets attacking Apple.

Musk took issue with the fact that Apple had cut its advertising on Twitter since his takeover amid a mass exodus of advertisers concerned over his decision to reinstate former President Donald Trump and other banned accounts and change the company’s content moderation policies.

Musk also alleged without evidence that Apple had threatened to pull Twitter from its app store and groused over the company’s 30% fee for revenues earned by app publishers through its platform.

All good:

Musk on Wednesday posted a video from the Apple campus in Cupertino, California.

“Thanks Tim Cook for taking me around Apple’s beautiful HQ,” Musk wrote.

“Good conversation. Among other things, we resolved the misunderstanding about Twitter potentially being removed from the App Store,” he tweeted. “Tim was clear that Apple never considered doing so.”

Cook on defensive:

Cook gave Musk the tour before a scheduled trip to D.C., where the Apple executive is set to meet Republican lawmakers including Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan and Washington Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers.

A number of Republican lawmakers criticized Apple in response to Musk’s allegations.

Republican leaders have threatened to go after Apple over claims that the company may be trying to censor “free speech.”

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