Oct 15, 2021

Apple takes down Koran app in China

Apple has taken down one of the world's most popular Koran apps in China, after a request from officials, the company has confirmed to the BBC.Quran Majeed is available across the world on the App Store - and has nearly 150,000 reviews. Apple removed the app at the request of Chinese officials, for hosting illegal religious texts, the company said. The deletion of the app was first noticed by Apple Censorship - a website that monitors apps on Apple's App Store globally. Russian authorities had threatened to fine the two companies if they refused to drop the app, which told users who could unseat ruling party candidates. Another popular religious app, Olive Tree's Bible App, was also taken down this week in China - but Apple says it was withdrawn by the company.

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