Apple reinstates some Confederate flag Civil War games

Apple reinstates some Confederate flag Civil War games

Less than two days ago, the company told affected game developers that the apps were pulled for containing images of the Confederate flag “used in offensive and mean-spirited ways,” according to Andrew Mulholland of HexWar Games.

Apple sent Mulholland a notice early Thursday morning after it had pulled four of his products, citing app Store review guidelines: “Apps containing references or commentary about a religious, cultural or ethnic group that are defamatory, offensive, mean-spirited or likely to expose the targeted group to harm or violence will be rejected.”

On Friday, the company called Mulholland to let him know that one of his games, “Civil War: 1863,” was back on sale without needing any changes.

The other three, “Civil War: 1862,” “Civil War: 1864” and “Civil War: Gettysburg,” were not immediately put back.


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