Comment: Then what is it

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Then what is it

when a private company refuses to allow some token of free speech because of a political calculation?

The developer says they blocked his app on the grounds that the app had, "excessively crude or objectionable content." The app is designed to report upon a newsworthy trend regarding an aspect of American foreign policy.

The question isn't whether or not this can be called censorship. But rather, what are the underlying MOTIVATIONS for blocking this kind of content?

To be fair, Apple has allowed "excessively crude" material to be uploaded and downloaded through iTunes... But what specifically is so "crude" and "objectionable" about reporting on who America is maiming and killing with its hellfire missiles?