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Apple Is Deleting iCloud Emails That Have the Phrase ‘Barely Legal Teen’ in Them

Something really weird is happening to iCloud emails.

Apple Is Deleting iCloud Emails That Have the Phrase 'Barely Legal Teen' in ThemSomething really weird is happening to iCloud emails. It turns out, Apple is straight up deleting emails sent from iCloud email accounts that have the phrase “barely legal teen” in them. Like, if you sent out an email that included that phrase in the body of the message, it would never be sent to the person. Huh?

Macworld UK spotted the weird behavior and tested it out with the phrase, “”My friend’s son is already allowed to drive his high-powered car. It’s ridiculous. He’s a barely legal teenage driver? What on earth is John thinking.” One email was sent just like that. It was never delivered. The other email amended the “a barely legal teenage” to “barely a legal teenage” and was successfully sent. The test was repeated with other emails that included the phrase “barely legal teen” and every time, the email was deleted and never sent.

What doesn’t exactly add up in that explanation is that these “barely legal teen” emails never even hit the spam box of the recipient. They’re just never sent because Apple nips them in the bud. Deleting emails like that, I think, is called censoring. [Macworld UK via VentureBeat]

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