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TSR Tech: If unvaccinated people want to meet and date other unvaccinated people, Apple officials are saying not on their time. 

Apple has banned a dating and friendship app for unvaccinated people from its App Store. Unjected, which has been dubbed the “Tinder for anti-vaxxers,” is supposed to be a “safe space for the unvaccinated to come together uncensored through business, friendship or love.”

Unjected was banned from Apple’s App Store after Bloomberg asked the company for a comment, according to the New York Post. Apple said that Unjected “inappropriately refers to the COVID-19 pandemic in its comment or theme,” according to emails from the company to Unjected that were shared with the New York Post.

The app advertises unsubstantiated claims about COVID-19 vaccines, claiming that they “are shedding dangerous spike proteins.” 

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Unjected remains available on Google’s Play Store for Android users.

The app was launched by two women from Hawaii in May, in what appeared to be a response to popular dating apps such as Tinder and Bumble rolling out incentives for users to get vaccinated.

The app includes features like chat rooms, matches and a directory of businesses that welcome unvaccinated people, although the company removed a misinformation-laden “social feed” at Google’s request, according to the app’s co-creator Shelby Thomson, a 27-year-old photographer and mother in Maui, Hawaii.

As of Saturday, Unjected also had an anti-vax Instagram account with nearly 25,000 followers — but the account had been banned by midday on Monday. 

“We’re being mislabeled as this anti-vax community, which is so not the case,” Thomson said. “We’re just not pro-mandatory vaccination. It just should be a choice.” 

Google did not immediately reply to a request for comment from The Post.

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