Mathew Ingram: How Apple treats apps with questionable but newsworthy content raises questions about how it will handle its News app

Earlier this year, an app called Metadata+, which sends you an alert every time someone is killed by a U.S. drone strike, was created by a researcher for The Intercept and accepted into Apple’s App Store. However, the app was suddenly removed this week for “objectionable content,” which Mathew Ingram says raises questions about whether we can trust Apple to deliver news. Ingram writes: “Technically, removing certain kinds of information isn’t censorship because there is no right to free speech on someone else’s platform — but that doesn’t mean it isn’t cause for concern, just as it is when Twitter or Facebook remove something.”