Apple Bans Anti-Vaxxers Dating App From App Store

Apple recently removed an anti-vaccination dating and friendship app from its App Store; however, you can still find the app on Android phones.

The Post shared emails from Apple to Unjected that stated that the app “inappropriately refers to the COVID-19 pandemic in its comment or theme.”

Unjected, on the other hand, is still available on Google’s Play Store, where it makes unproven claims concerning COVID-19 vaccines, claiming that they “are shedding dangerous spike proteins.”

Two women from Hawaii created the app in May, shortly after dating apps like Tinder and Bumble began offering vaccination incentives to their members.

Shelby Thompson, a 27-year-old mother from Maui, Hawaii, and co-creator of the app told The Post that the company removed a misinformation-filled “social feed” at Google’s request.

Unjected also had a nearly 25,000-follower anti-vax Instagram account as of Saturday, but it had been blocked by Monday afternoon. Thomson now has another account with fewer followers, according to her.

President Joe Biden blasted social media sites like Facebook, which owns Instagram, for failing to do enough to combat coronavirus vaccine misinformation in July.

Biden said of Facebook, “They’re killing people.” He later retracted the statement.

Unjected’s co-creator Heather Pyle, a 37-year-old spa manager, believes Apple, Google, and Facebook have “censored” her in an unfair way.

“We’re being mislabeled as this anti-vax community, which is so not the case,” Thomson said. “We’re just not pro-mandatory vaccination. It just should be a choice.”

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