Elon Musk Says He Could Create ‘Alternative Phone’ If Apple & Google Boot Twitter From App Store

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Twitter CEO Elon Musk said he might create an “alternative phone” if the Apple App Store and Google Play remove Twitter from their platforms.

“If Apple & Google boot Twitter from their app stores, @elonmusk should produce his own smartphone,” conservative commentator Liz Wheeler tweeted. “Half the country would happily ditch the biased, snooping iPhone & Android. The man builds rockets to Mars, a silly little smartphone should be easy, right?”

“I certainly hope it does not come to that,” Musk responded, “but, yes, if there is no other choice, I will make an alternative phone.”

Phil Schiller, the senior Apple executive who runs the company’s App Store, deleted his Twitter account after Musk became Twitter CEO.

The former head of trust and safety at Twitter, Yoel Roth, said Twitter risks being expelled from Apple and Google’s app stores if they fail to adhere to guidelines. (RELATED: Elon Musk Says Releasing Internal Discussions On Hunter Biden Laptop Story Is ‘Necessary To Restore Public Trust’)

“Failure to adhere to Apple’s and Google’s guidelines would be catastrophic, risking Twitter’s expulsion from their app stores and making it more difficult for billions of potential users to get Twitter’s services,” Roth wrote in a New York Times op-ed.