Apple has been accused of hiding pro-gay tweets by Lady Gaga in a promotional campaign for its new iTunes social network, Ping.
Apple, which previously censored gay material on its app store, appears to have excluded comments that the pop star made about the Proposition 8 gay marriage ban in California.
The three tweets that have been omitted saw the star expressing her happiness at the (short-lived) striking down of Proposition 8 last month.
“REJOICE and CELEBRATE gay communities and straight all over the world. Our voices are being heard! Loud! SCREAM LOAD AMERICANOS,” said the singer in a tweet that was removed from the apparently edited screen-grab image.
In another, Gaga writes: “At the moments notice of PROP 8 DEATH I instantly began to write music. BUBBLE DREAMS FOREVER! FULL EQUALITY! THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING!”
Apple has not yet commented on the issue.