“Apple has refused to publish a political satire game criticizing Hillary Clinton’s email deletion, after branding the game as ‘offensive’ and ‘objectionable,’ despite many graphic Trump games remaining on the platform,” Charlie Nash reports for Breitbart Tech. “‘Capitol HillAwry,’ created by Base 10 Games, describes itself as ‘a political satirical game where the objective is to collect as much money through email donations as possible while maintaining a decent approval rating in the polls.'”

Once you have booted up your server you will begin to receive various emails and spam. It is your objective to delete any confidential information off of the server by swiping the emails to the right. Removing confidential emails will improve your poll rating. You will also receive political donor emails, which will help earn you money. Be sure to swipe those to the left to respond. The more donations you take, the more your poll rating will go down and if you do nothing with the emails, they will eventually expire and have consequences. – “Capitol HillAwry” game description


Screenshot of "Trump Dump" game for iPhone (via Apple's App Store)

Screenshot of “Trump Dump” game for iPhone (via Apple’s App Store)

“There is nothing offensive about the game, we have played it. However Apple has rejected the game not just once, but twice, after the developers appealed the first decision and even hired a ‘professional satire writer’ for the project after being advised to by an employee at Apple,” Nash reports. “Despite labeling the Clinton email satire game as ‘mean spirited’ and ‘offensive,’ dozens of anti-Donald Trump games can be seen on the app store featuring highly graphic content.”

“‘Trump Dump’ is a game where the Republican presidential candidate is literally portrayed as a giant lump of faeces,” Nash reports. “‘Dump on Trump Twisty Wheel Edition’ and ‘Dump on Trump Bird’ are also published on the store, both featuring Trump being coated in bodily fluids one way or another… Another app where you can punch the presidential candidate in the face are also available to download.”

Read more in the full article here.


MacDailyNews Take: Is this really Apple Inc.’s official position or just another example of an individual App Store reviewer’s arbitrary decision?

Some people have said that I shouldn’t get involved politically because probably half our customers are Republicans – maybe a little less, maybe more Dell than ours. But I do point out that there are more Democrats than Mac users so I’m going to just stay away from all that political stuff because that was just a personal thing. — Steve Jobs, August 2004

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