Nov 29, 2017

Apple removes Philippines leader Duterte execution games

Video games that put the player in the shoes of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte as he kills criminals have been removed from Apple's app store. Popular games with titles such as "Duterte knows Kung Fu: Pinoy Crime Fighter" have disappeared from the company's digital shop. The Asian Network of People Who Use Drugs had previously written an open letter to Apple's CEO Tim Cook to remove the games, which it said were "Promoting murder, extrajudicial killings, violence, and the war on drugs in the Philippines". All those games featured either President Duterte, or Philippines police chief Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa shooting down criminals, it said. Police chief Ronald dela Rosa told the Philippine Star newspaper the removal of the games was a good idea, and that the country's operation to tackle drug users was not about killing or the use of violence.

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