ACT | The App(le) Association claims to represent thousands of small developers, but in Twitter debates they are supported only by employees, service providers, other pro-Apple lobbyists

From time to time it’s unfortunately necessary to expose astroturfers. As someone who has published apps, and has a new one (a productivity app) in the works, the kind of astroturfing that offends me more than any other is when lobbyists for Apple and/or Google claim to defend our interests.I’m sure many Ukrainians would be offended if a bunch of lobbyists funded by Russia were running around in D.C. and Brussels, claiming to be representing the Ukrainian population at large while arguing that Ukraine drew first blood and has no right to exist other than as a Russian oblast or…

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