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Apple Removes Civil War Games From App Store Over Confederate Flag Usage [Updated]

Apple has removed seemingly all Civil War games from the App Store for displaying the Confederate Flag in "offensive and mean-spirited ways," our sister website TouchArcade has learned. Apple has sent a removal letter to affected developers to inform them that their app does not comply with Section 19.1 of the App Store Review Guidelines."19.1 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."MacRumors did a spot check of the App Store and can confirm that Apple has removed dozens of Civil War games depicting the Confederate Flag, which has been at the center of a racial controversy ignited by a Charleston, South Carolina church shooting last week. Most educational or generic Civil War apps remain available on the App Store. A sampling of the Civil War games removed from the App Store: Ultimate General: Gettysburg AAA American Civil War Cannon Shooter Civil War: Hidden Mysteries Civil War The Battle Game Civil War Defense Civil War Battle Defense 1861 A Civil War Rebellion Civil War: 1862 Civil War: 1863 Apple did not immediately respond to request for comment. Update 12:10 p.m. Pacific Time: In a statement provided to Buzzfeed, Apple has confirmed that it is removing apps that use the Confederate flag in "offensive or mean-spirited ways." Apple is also said to be working with game developers to get the affected apps back in the App Store after replacing the Confederate flag."We have removed apps