Apple has removed a dating app from its App Store for violating its COVID policies.
Unjected, a dating app focused on partnering individuals who are opposed to getting the COVID vaccine, was removed from the store.
Shelby Thomson, the founder of the app said the removal was deliberate censorship on Apple’s part.
“Apparently, we are considered ‘too much’ for sharing our medical autonomy and freedom of choice,” she said in a video.
According to Apple, the app was removed because it “inappropriately refers to the Covid-19 pandemic in its concept or theme” in violation of its COVID policies.
“The developer has made statements externally to its users as well as updates to the app that once again bring it out of compliance,” an Apple spokesperson said.
Apple said the app had originally been rejected from the store, and the app subsequently urged users to stop using words such as “jabbed” and “microchip” in order to get approved.
“This is a violation of our guidelines, which make it clear: ‘If you attempt to cheat the system…your apps will be removed from the store,” the spokesperson concluded.