NEW YORK (Diya TV) — Jon Stewart, host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” dropped a bombshell during a recent episode, unveiling Apple’s obstruction of his plans to interview Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan on his former Apple TV+ show.

During the April 1st interview with Khan, Stewart disclosed that Apple had prohibited him from interviewing her, even on his podcast. He expressed surprise at Apple’s sensitivity, questioning why they were reluctant to engage in public discussions.

Khan, known for her advocacy against Big Tech monopolies, highlighted the dangers of concentrated power within a few companies, echoing her stance against monopolistic practices.

Stewart’s revelation comes on the heels of the U.S. Justice Department’s lawsuit against Apple for alleged abuse of its monopoly position in the smartphone market, raising concerns about the company’s dominance and its impact on free speech.

Stewart’s Apple TV+ show, “The Problem with Jon Stewart,” concluded last year due to creative differences, including Stewart’s desire to cover topics such as China and artificial intelligence (AI). The show, which aired for two seasons, garnered attention for its willingness to tackle controversial subjects.

Khan’s tenure at the FTC has been marked by her efforts to address monopolistic practices in the tech industry. She has previously served as legal advisor to FTC commissioner Rohit Chopra and played a key role in investigating digital markets.

Before joining the FTC, Khan served as counsel to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law. Her academic background and legal expertise have positioned her as a leading voice in the fight against Big Tech dominance.