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Fri Jan 8, 2021, 07:07 PM Jan 2021

Apple Has Threatened To Ban Parler From The App Store

Source: Buzzfeed

Apple has given Parler, the social network favored by conservatives and extremists, an ultimatum to implement a full moderation plan of its platform within the next 24 hours or face expulsion from the App store.

In an email sent this morning and obtained by BuzzFeed News, Apple wrote to Parler’s executives that there had been complaints that the service had been used to plan and coordinate the storming of the US Capitol by President Donald Trump’s supporters on Wednesday. The insurrection left five people dead, including a police officer.

"We have received numerous complaints regarding objectionable content in your Parler service, accusations that the Parler app was used to plan, coordinate, and facilitate the illegal activities in Washington D.C. on January 6, 2021 that led (among other things) to loss of life, numerous injuries, and the destruction of property,” Apple wrote to Parler. “The app also appears to continue to be used to plan and facilitate yet further illegal and dangerous activities.”

Apple said that “to ensure there is no interruption of the availability of your app on the App Store,” Parler was required to submit an update and a “requested moderation improvement plan within 24 hours of the date of the message,” which was sent on Friday morning. Apple said if it did not receive an update from the company within that time frame, the app would be removed from the App store.

Read more: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanmac/apple-threatens-ban-parler

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Apple Has Threatened To Ban Parler From The App Store (Original Post) swag Jan 2021 OP
Shame on Apple. Eyeball_Kid Jan 2021 #1
This message was self-deleted by its author Eyeball_Kid Jan 2021 #2
apple is all talk, like lisa murkowski nt msongs Jan 2021 #3
Why not do it already?! sakabatou Jan 2021 #4
People can just use the browser torius Jan 2021 #5
Why only threaten? It's obviously being used for illegal things lettucebe Jan 2021 #6
They're probably more cautious these days given antitrust lawsuits NYC Liberal Jan 2021 #7
Bullshit call Apple. You know better than this. You just can't turn away from the money. Ford_Prefect Jan 2021 #8
The FBI needs arrest the people that own Parler pfitz59 Jan 2021 #9


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1. Shame on Apple.
Fri Jan 8, 2021, 07:12 PM
Jan 2021

Parker execs were monitoring posters’ messages all the time. They sat on their thumbs and watched the money roll in. Apple needs to Chuck their app, with no discussion.

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8. Bullshit call Apple. You know better than this. You just can't turn away from the money.
Fri Jan 8, 2021, 09:49 PM
Jan 2021

Parler will never submit moderation of any kind. It is owned by John Matze and Jared Thomson who assert first amendment rights the way an evangelical invokes God: at the drop of a dollar and with every other breath.

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