Apple removes Parler from the App Store


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Apple has removed Parler from the App Store, following accusations that the social media app was fostering calls to violence ahead of, and following, the raid on the US Capitol.

 

“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. Parler has not taken adequate measures to address the proliferation of these threats to people’s safety. We have suspended Parler from the App Store until they resolve these issues,” reads a statement from the company on Saturday evening.

 

Apple issued an ultimatum to Parler on Friday demanding that it remove content in violation with its policies and provide a plan on how it would moderate content moving forward, which was first reported by BuzzFeed News. Apple said Parler had 24 hours to make the changes or else it would be removed from the App Store.

 

 

Continue reading here: https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/9/22221730/apple-removes-suspends-bans-parler-app-store

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Oh well, Parler have chosen to allow this to happen.

 

This has been discussed at length in a couple of articles on the front page including the Google removing Parler article.

 

In a nutshell,

 

First Amendment does not apply with a private company in this case.

Apple set the rules on their platform. 

Parler refused to comply with Apple's rules.

Parler was removed.

 

I have no doubt if Parler clean up their act both Apple and Google will allow them back on to their platforms.

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1 minute ago, Jumping Jacinta said:

Oh well, Parler have chosen to allow this to happen.

 

This has been discussed at length in a couple of articles on the front page including the Google removing Parler article.

 

In a nutshell,

 

First Amendment does not apply with a private company in this case.

Apple set the rules on their platform. 

Parler refused to comply with Apple's rules.

Parler was removed.

 

I have no doubt if Parler clean up their act both Apple and Google will allow them back on to their platforms.

Yeah, I'm just not sure I agree with an OS author telling you what you can and can't do with your device.  Don't get me wrong, I'm not condoning hate speech or inciting violence/terrorism or anything of the nature, and I understand the social media bans.  When it comes to your hardware though, you should be able to do whatever you please, run whatever code you want, for better or for worse.  Heck, I can even understand them removing the app from their store, but at least with Android there's alternative app stores like F-Droid and you can install APKs manually.  With Apple you only have whatever Apple decides good enough for their app store.  That said, maybe since iUsers have no choice, this will have a much bigger impact on Parler's ability to monetize domestic terrorism and force them to get a handle on their users.

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2 minutes ago, Gerowen said:

Yeah, I'm just not sure I agree with an OS author telling you what you can and can't do with your device.  Don't get me wrong, I'm not condoning hate speech or inciting violence/terrorism or anything of the nature, and I understand the social media bans.  When it comes to your hardware though, you should be able to do whatever you please, run whatever code you want, for better or for worse.  Heck, I can even understand them removing the app from their store, but at least with Android there's alternative app stores like F-Droid and you can install APKs manually.  With Apple you only have whatever Apple decides good enough for their app store.  That said, maybe since iUsers have no choice, this will have a much bigger impact on Parler's ability to monetize domestic terrorism and force them to get a handle on their users.

NEW: Amazon is booting Parler off AWS, its web hosting service, knocking the pro-Trump social network offline until it finds a new host.

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4 minutes ago, Jumping Jacinta said:

NEW: Amazon is booting Parler off AWS, its web hosting service, knocking the pro-Trump social network offline until it finds a new host.

CALLED IT!

 

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5 minutes ago, warwagon said:

CALLED IT!

 

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Parler have no one to blame other than themselves for all the reasons that have been discussed ad nauseam these past couple of days.

 

 

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