The conservative social media app has been banned from Apple and Google’s app stores. The app received a surge of users after Twitter instituted a lifetime ban of Donald Trump.
Apple, Google Ban Parler For Connections to Terror Attacks
Apple Bans Parler, Cites Refusal To Enforce Safety Rules. “”We have always supported diverse points of view being represented on the App Store, but there is no place on our platform for threats of violence and illegal activity,” Apple’s statement said. “Parler has not taken adequate measures to address the proliferation of these threats to people’s safety.”” [USA Today]
Apple Told Parler It’s App Was Being Used To Plan Capitol Attacks. “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.” [Buzzfeed]
App Store Bans Hurt Parler
Being Banned On The Two Biggest App Stores Hurts Parler. “The dual removals were a major blow to Parler, sharply limiting its ability to find new users and throwing its future into question, just as it appeared poised to capitalize on growing anger at Silicon Valley in conservative circles.” [NY Times]
Parler CEO John Matze Claims He Is Being Censored. “Parler didn’t immediately return a request for comment on Friday. “Anyone who buys an Apple phone is apparently a user. Apparently they know what is best for you by telling you which apps you may and may not use,” Matze, its CEO, said in a post on Parler.” [CNBC]